The global pandemic of COVID-19 most countries ordered citizens to stay home to avoid getting infected by the virus. Governments today are extending their quarantine order for another month or so especially in place where the number of victims and deaths are not decreasing. Several cities in many parts of the world are also extending curfew orders for a few more weeks. There are some who are staying at home who are becoming more vulnerable than others. These people are the elderly living alone. This global pandemic is very life strengthening to older people especially those with pre-existing illnesses. Because of this, they are unable to leave home in order to do essential errands. They are some of the people who needs our help the most.
If one watches the news today, one will see people donating goods and volunteering to deliver provisions to various homes. If you are able and healthy enough, why not help these people provide for those who couldn’t fend for themselves at this time. These are two ways of doing this. One is to donate food, toiletries and whatever other provisions you can. The other is to actually sign up for volunteer work with various charities that distributes these donations. These actions would be a great help to thousands of people in your area.
Another act of generosity is to make cash donations. There are many charities accepting cash donations in order to purchase various food items, toiletries and perhaps medical supplies. One place to start is the local chapter of the Red Cross or the food bank. Look up their websites to inquire about donations and volunteering.
I realize some of these acts would possibly lead to some physical contact with others, so please be sure to exercise all necessary precautions as ordered by your local government health agencies. Don’t forget to wear masks and gloves when going out in public to perform these duties. Wash your hands when you get home. This way we can help lower the statistics of infections and death so we can go back to normal lives again.
Take care. Stay home and stay safe.