Charities helping to fight Corona virus
The world is coming together as one to help fight the Corona virus in heartwarming ways. A growing group of unemployed film industry technicians, Agent of Shields, are 3D printing, laser cutting, packaging, and delivering clear plastic face shields to healthcare workers. Restaurants are donating food to healthcare workers to keep them going strong. These are just two examples of ways people are stepping up and helping out in these desperate times.
Coronawristbands.com is selling wristbands for charity to help spread awareness like “Wash your hands” and #socialdistancing and 40% of the proceeds are donated to top charities helping to fight the pandemic.
Top charities helping to fight Corona virus
WHO COVID-19 Response Fund
The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the global efforts and supporting individual countries to help prevent and respond to the virus. They have a Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan that outlines a funding of at least $675 million. Their three-fold plan aims to 1. Assess, respond and mitigate risks across regions, 2. Improve country preparedness and 3. Accelerate research and development.
Donations to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund support their work to track the virus, to get patients the care they need, supply front line workers with essential supplies, and accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.
As of April 2nd, WHO has bought and shipped PPE to 75 countries including 864,000 surgical and N95 face masks, provided over 40+ technical guidance documents to the public, supplied over 1.5 million diagnostic kits worldwide and developed a multilingual online course. To help find an effective treatment, over 74 countries have joined the SOLIDARITY trial also launched by the WHO.
No Kid Hungry
With the corona virus closing schools nationwide, millions of children are losing out on the school meals that they desperately rely on and need. No Kid Hungry is stepping up to make sure kids get healthy meals during this pandemic. So far, they have provided almost $4 million in grant funding to schools and community groups that are helping to feed these children while schools are closed across the nation. Here’s a state by state guide of how you are supporting hungry kids affected by the coronavirus.
The American Red Cross helps with disasters and supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood supply. Right now, more than ever, they need blood to help fight the coronavirus. The corona virus caused the Red Cross to cancel about 2,700 blood drives across the country resulting in a blood shortage. The Red Cross is urging healthy people to schedule an appointment with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
You can also help if you have fully recovered from COVID-19. You may have antibodies in your blood plasma that can help those with serious life-threatening COVID-19 infections.
These are three charities of many helping to fight corona virus. You can donate to these charities and show your support by buying a wristband for charity. 40% of the proceeds are donated to these three charities. Our goal is to raise $250,000 for these charities.
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