Homeless people and families are some of the most vulnerable and hardest hit by the Covid-19 virus. Please consider finding a homeless shelter near you and contact them to ask what you can do to help.
Actions include calling or facetiming friends and family members who are home alone, organizing Zoom birthday parties, movie nights or other events to virtually bring people together, drawing a smile on your face mask and introducing yourself and learning the names of your garbage collectors, local small business owners and others working on the front lines.
The incremental time for these actions range from less than one minute to whatever time you wish to give.
There are zero costs for these actions.
If you know anyone who is living alone, please call them frequently.
Remember that “physical distancing” does not mean “social isolation.” Try hosting a virtual birthday party or other event on Zoom. It’s free!
We just realized that even though everyone should be wearing a mask, you can still see people smiling through their eyes! Smiling at a stranger and saying a muffled hello might be the best thing that happens to them all day!