How You Can Help First Responders During the Coronavirus Quarantine
As coronavirus COVID-19 cases increase, vulnerable people’s lives are at risk around the world. And health workers who are working tirelessly to combat the outbreak are particularly vulnerable. If you’re wondering what you can do to help health workers during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s where to start.
Protect yourself and others
With health systems already strained from an influx of sick patients, and many health workers quarantined due to exposure in the course of their work, each of us needs to do our part. And that starts with being vigilant about our own health. Follow instructions from credible sources like the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advises the public to:
- Wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and maintain distance from others if the illness is spreading in your community
- If you are sick, stay home unless you’re at a medical appointment
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow
- If you are sick, wear a facemask; otherwise, a facemask is not necessary unless you are caring for someone who is sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, and clean any dirty surfaces
Support organizations who are helping health workers & First Responders
A great way to help during the coronavirus quaritine is by ensuring health workers & First Responders have the supplies and training they need. And you can do that with a donation to a reputable organization like Project Strong One today. The health and safety of our First Responders is crucial.
You may want to send protective supplies or other items. However, managing and shipping donated goods from individuals is costly and time-consuming. And the items might not be what is needed or allowed.
But when you donate money, we are able to buy exactly what’s needed. And since we buy locally, this helps the local economy recover more quickly, and gets the right assistance to people faster.
Project Strong One has committed to supplying over 3,500 ReFresh Care Kits to over 17 Hospitals. Please consider support this relief effort by donating today. Click on the yellow DONATE button below. All donations are tax deductible.
ReFresh Care Kits will include but not limited to:
- Antiseptic wipes
- Protein bars
- Hand lotion
- Toothbrush / mouth wash or tooth paste
- Candy / snack
Sponsor a ReFresh Care Kit. Kits with the PM2.5 filter are $6.50 and kits without are $6.00.
If you are the Administrator at a local Hospital or Acute Care Facility located in Southern California AND would like ReFresh Care Kits for your staff, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a request.