Rolling Thunder Thank You Caravan to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) April 19, 2020

Thank You Caravan to local hospitals at shift change to say thank you for working!

Find your local hospital, fire station and other first responder locations and organize a 5 car Rolling Thunder Thank You Caravan with THANK YOU signs.  Go to local hospitals, nursing homes, police and fire stations at shift changes to show your appreciation by shouting thank you for working today, ringing cow bells, honking horns, etc.  Please make sure all participants wear masks and gloves and stand 6+ feet apart!

Download our HOW TO GUIDE for organizing a Thank You Caravan

Click Here to download our THANK YOU FOR WORKING sign

Watch our recent Rolling Thunder Thank You Caravan:

Cheer for healthcare workers and others tonight at 7 PM.

Join people around the world thanking healthcare workers and others on the front lines by leaning out your window or going outside tonight at 7 PM and clapping, cheering, ringing a bell, etc. for 20 seconds to show your support for health care workers and all those on the front lines fighting and most effected by the virus.

Click here for our HOW TO GUIDE for OPERATION FRONT PORCH.

 

Donate blood to my local blood bank

There is a severe shortage of blood across the country. If you are able, please donate blood at your local blood bank, it only takes a few minutes and it can save a life.  The phlebotomist and staff at Blood Donation Centers are all wonderful people, highly skilled at what they do and will make sure you are 100% safe during your donation!

Click here to find your closest American Red Cross Blood Donation location.

Feed the front lines: buy pizza lunch local police or fire station

Please consider buying pizzas for your local fire or police station for lunch or dinner. They will greatly appreciate it!

Click here for our HOW TO GUIDE for buying lunch for your local first responders!

Donate to Masks for the People to fund PPE for black & brown essential workers

Many essential business workers on the front lines, including delivery drivers, garbage collectors, cleaning people, are low wage earners, people of color and DO NOT HAVE THE PPE THEY NEED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES! Please donate to Masks for the People to address this critical need.

Click here to make a donation to MASKS FOR THE PEOPLE!

Click here for a CNN article and video about W. Kamau Brown’s Mask for the People movement.

Buy lunch for hospital workers and help local restaurant workers.

Please consider buying meals for hospital workers and also helping local restaurant workers by donating to Off Their Plate, a volunteer run organization that raises money to buy and deliver meals for hospital workers from local restaurants who commit that at least 50% of the cost of the meal will go to their workers. Off Their Plate is currently operating in Boston, NYC, LA, SF and Pittsburgh.

Click here to donate to Off Their Plate.

Find a local healthcare facility or nursing home that needs PPE and donate any you have, can afford to buy or make

Many healthcare facilities are in need of PPE for their workers. Please donate any masks, gloves and other items you have or are able to purchase and donate to a local facility.

Click here to find a healthcare provider or nursing home near you that needs masks, gloves and other PPE.

Click here for our HOW TO GUIDE Protecting the Front Lines by Donating PPE.

Give new or used snowsports goggles to healthcare workers

Health care workers are running out of masks, gloves and other personal protection equipment. If you have new or used ski or snowboard goggles you don’t use, please donate them.

Click here for our HOW TO GUIDE to find a hospital near you that needs goggles.

 

Contribute to Direct Relief

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S., China and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to COVID-19.

  • Direct Relief working in overdrive to get protective gear and critical care medications to as many health workers as possible, as quickly as possible, with emergency deliveries leaving daily for medical facilities across the U.S.
  • Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Direct Relief is also staging personal protective equipment with regional response agencies across the world, including in the Caribbean and South America through the Pan American Health Organization.

Click here to contribute to Direct Relief.

 

Ask my kid to draw a rainbow and put it in my front window

Ask your kids to draw a rainbow and put it in your front window or give one to someone on the front lines.

Click here to visit Kids For Peace Global for other ideas about how kids can help during Covid-19.