Heroes emerge in a crisis. In the face of COVID-19, the heroes have been the doctors, nurses, and other medical providers who put themselves in harm’s way by stepping up to treat patients and slow the spread of this virus.
They face many challenges as they work day and night to keep us safe. There aren’t enough of them. They don’t have the masks they need. The hospitals and clinics that have called for ‘all hands on deck’ are even having trouble keeping their doctors and nurses fed.
Most of us can’t train nurses or manufacture masks, but we can help with this last problem. The People vs. COVID-19 (www.thepeoplevscovid19.com) gathers donations and allows hospitals to say how many people they have and what their needs are. It then invites local restaurants that can make and deliver food to throw their hats into the ring. Then, The People vs. COVID 19 uses donations to buy the food and have it delivered to nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals working on the front lines. Our goal is to feed the people who are working to keep us all safe, and help local businesses that badly need it at the same time.
In this video, some of the people who started The People vs. COVID-19 got together for a teleconference through Zoom to talk about the mission and some of the problems we face.
If you can help, we’d appreciate it – and more importantly, so would the doctors and nurses! To donate, go to https://thepeoplevscovid19.com and click the link in the top-right of the page.
And if you can donate, we want you to claim credit! Please post on social media about your donation, with or without specifying the amount. Use the hashtag “#thePeoplevsCOVID19.” It helps to spread the good word.
Let’s band together and help some people.