News and personal accounts of the devastating impact on the new Coronavirus on the United States has left many of us feeling powerless and overwhelmed.
If you aren’t a health care worker or other essential employee, you may be wondering how you can help.
First, take a moment to be grateful to be at a place where you can think that way. Many people are in pure survival mode and don’t have the financial, mental or emotional means to help others or even themselves. The fact that you are willing and able to think about aiding others is a huge privilege.
So you want to do something, but what? The numbers are overwhelming, you may not always know what to believe, or where the help is truly needed.
I have felt this way myself. I was saddened by the impact of this virus, and was searching for some way to make a difference.
Luckily, I was able to find answers within myself, through the magic of positive social media and via my own family, including someone who is an expert in philanthropy.
But, even with all this knowledge, where do you start? Continue reading