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How can I help others during coronavirus / COVID-19?

The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic will impact people in deeply asymmetric ways. While many people have access to healthcare, robust immune systems and the ability to pay for, transport and store stockpiles of groceries, many others are not as lucky. How can those better able to cope help those more vulnerable?

Share only information you know is true

Misinformation and fake news is as rife around coronavirus as it was during any of our latest elections. This time, fake news could kill people. Only share what you KNOW to be true - sourced, substantiated, verified.

Check the sources of your information

Before you share any information, check it comes from a reputable source.

Help your community

There are people with needs within your immediate circle - the elderly, key workers with children, those at higher risk. Reach out to support them.

Community help in the UK

Across the UK, hundreds of Mutual Aid groups have popped up to help those in need.

Community help in the US

Across the US, hundreds of Mutual Aid groups have popped up to help those in need.

Community help in Canada

Across Canada, hundreds of community groups have popped up to help those in need.

Community help in Australia

Across Australia, hundreds of community groups have popped up to help those in need.

Donate food or money to a foodbank

The pressure on jobs and the economy will put many people below the bread line. You can donate food or money to foodbanks to help the vulnerable.

Donating food and money in the UK

There are over 2,000 foodbanks in the UK, most operated by the Trussell Trust. Here is how to donate.

Donating food and money in the US

Find the best places to donate food and/or money in the US.

Donating food and money in Canada

Find the best places to donate food and/or money in Canada.

Donating food and money in Australia

Find the best places to donate food and/or money in Australia.

Donate blood

Hospitals still need blood, and donations have dropped off since Coronavirus hit. There are no confirmed cases of any form of coronavirus being passed on through blood or platelet donation.

Donating blood in the UK

Blood donations have decreased as a result of stay at home orders. However, the number of people who need blood transfusions hasn't changed. Finding out the best way to donate blood in the UK is a way to support your community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Donating blood in the US is one way I can help during Coronavirus

Blood donations have decreased as a result of stay at home orders. However, the number of people who need blood transfusions hasn't changed. Finding out the best way to donate blood in the US is a way to support your community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Donating blood in Canada is one way to help during Coronavirus

Blood donations have decreased as a result of stay at home orders. However, the number of people who need blood transfusions hasn't changed. Finding out the best way to donate blood in Canada is a way to support your community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Donating blood in Australia

Blood donations have decreased as a result of stay at home orders. However, the number of people who need blood transfusions hasn't changed. Finding out the best way to donate blood in Australia is a way to support your community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Look after yourself

Charity begins at home: make sure you have your own bases covered before going out to help others.

Look after one's own mental health is helpful to all humans during COVID-19

Living mostly in self-isolation can severely damage people's mental health. One should ensure they are looking after themself not only physically, but mentally. This can also help others to focus on further helping activities if individuals can take care of themselves.

Help others during COVID-19 by looking after your physical health well.

Since January 2020, people have been devoted to fighting against the coronavirus. While becoming at one with the couch might offer some instant gratification, in the long-term, individuals should look after their own physical and mental health to help lessen the burden of others during COVID-19.

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This page was last edited on Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 15:16 UTC