During this strange/scary/weird time. I feel very blessed for my health, my job and my ability to stock up on food and necessities to prepare for the coming weeks. Not everyone in our community can do the same so I have rounded up some ways we can help each other.
But first, please remember and understand the facts about COVID-19. While you may be young and healthy others you come in contact with may not or maybe going home to others who might not be. Washing your hands is great but that will not stop the spread of COVID-19. Bellow is how the CDC says COVID-19 is spread
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- COVID-19 can take up to 2-14 days to show symptoms so while you may feel fine now you could be sick later – Read more here.
- COVID-19 if contagious before you show symptoms and after. Read more here
- COVID-19 can live on surfaces for days – read more here
IMO everyone should be staying home right now. So if you want to help I encourage you to donate monetarily.
Meals on Wheels Denver
- Meals on Wheels provides meals to those in need 6 days a week, delivery healthy meals to people doorsteps. Just $35 can provide 5 meals – give here
- They are also in need of -perishable food, hand sanitizer and cleaning products that can be donated to our Mission. For the location and hour for the Mission
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Food Bank of the Rockies provides food for those in need in our community. The best way to help is to donate monetarily. Learn more here.
Nextdoor is an app/website that is like Facebook for your neighborhood. This is a great way to connect with your neighbors and help those in need.
Supporting Small Business & Freelancers
Restaurants – If you feel comfortable still ordering from restaurants for takeout/delivery do! These restaurants are working hard to stay open for delivery and takeout. Check out the hashtag #coloradocurbside to find something to order or check out this amazing map of CO restaurants by some of my favorite Denver food bloggers. If you do not feel comfortable consider buying gift cards directly from the restaurants to use once this has passed.
Groceries – While the major chains may be out thinking about stopping by your local Asian market or bodega for supplies.
Freelancers – Earlier this week I talked about using this downtime to be productive and do all the projects you have been putting off… for when you have “more time” Well that “more time” is here! There are so so many amazing graphic designers, website designers, content specialists, etc who can help you with your goals and projects. Look for them on Instagram, I Love Creatives, Upwork and check out my besties company Kinship Content.
Influencers – Yes, I love a good influencer in the wild but for a lot of these amazing boss babes (and guys) influencing/blogging is a full-time job for them. If you feel like shopping download the LTK app and shop those links! Subscribe to your favorite blogger’s email, engage with them on Instagram or follow on other platforms. It’s personally a very weird time to be posting content but its also a valuable source of income and not only does it help that person but the retailer who will be hard hit during this time as well.
If you have other ways to help please slide into my DMs and I will share!