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Helping with the Covid-19 Response
by Mike Haydon 3 minute read
These are the non-profits that keep coming up.We are facing the global challenge of our lifetimes with the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. The last globally significant pandemic was the 1918 “Spanish Flu,” which was part of our great grandparents’ generation (CDC).
With the coronavirus pandemic affecting every state in the US and beyond – an inundation of our medical system, closure of main street America, and mass closure of schools and businesses has put a strain on us all in one way or another.
Here at The Sourcery, we’re busy figuring out ways we can help the greater community and beyond in this time of crisis.
After connecting with clients and candidates, we found not only is everyone concerned about what’s being done, but they want to know who’s doing what and where.
These are the non-profits that keep coming up:
- American Red Cross:
Our healthcare system is being taxed right now, and blood drives have been cancelled in the wake of the pandemic. Yet we’re now facing a blood shortage. Please make an appointment or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find a local site.
- CDP Covid-19 Response:
Center for Disaster allocates efforts towards areas identified to have the highest assistance and impact during a crisis. Areas of emphasis right now are helping healthcare workers; purchasing and distributing masks, gowns, gloves, and other PPE; and funding hygiene promotion campaigns.
- Direct Relief:
Works with doctors and nurses to provide life-saving medical resources. They are currently delivering masks, exam gloves, isolation gowns, and more to areas affected by covid-19 cases.
- Meals on Wheels:
Ensuring our most vulnerable population remains fed and strong during this crisis. Donations will also bolster tech-based methods to check-in on at-risk elderly.
- No Kid Hungry:
With schools closed, they are deploying funds so children can continue to receive free meals. They’re also focused on making sure families know how to access free meals while schools are closed.
We are also diligently doing our part with the above organizations where we can, while continuing to stay home and keep with best practices for hygiene and social distancing.
Together, with the help of each other, we will be able to weather these turbulent times.
On behalf of everyone here at The Sourcery, we hope everyone stays strong, healthy, optimistic, and safe.
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