How to Help Your Community During this Crisis

From GVL Today:

Here are five easy ways to give back to our community that accommodate for social distancing + quarantine.

Donate to a local food pantry – Harvest Hope has an Amazon wish list that allows purchases to be made online and sent directly to their door. Loaves & Fishes also accepts Amazon shipments of non-perishable food items to their location. Mill Village Farms has also established a COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund that delivers healthy food boxes to families in need.

Donate blood – With increased hospitalizations and medical procedures, there is currently a severe blood shortage. Make an appointment with The Blood Connection or the American Red Cross to donate blood and help save a life.

Foster or adopt an animal – Working from home? Four legged friends make the best coworkers. Consider adopting or fostering a pet from Greenville County Animal Care.

Volunteer your time – Meals on Wheels of Greenville is looking for meal delivery volunteers to assist with contactless deliveries Mondays, Wednesdays + Fridays. They’re also looking for volunteers to “adopt a route” or call clients on non-delivery weekdays. For details, contact their Volunteer Services Team. Residents interested in volunteering can also stay up-to-date on local opportunities through the United Way of Greenville County’s Hands on Greenville webpage.

Donate to a local nonprofit – One option is the One SC Fund – established by the Central Carolina Community Foundation – which was recently activated and is accepting donations to support statewide COVID-19 relief efforts.

Bonus – Thank a health-care provider for their continued sacrifice to our community – chances are they’re risking their own health and safety to treat others.

How to Help Your Community During this Crisis
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