GiVe: Charities Continuing to Make A Difference

GiVe: Charities Continuing to Make A Difference

GiVe: Charities Continuing to Make A Difference

Behind the scenes of COVID-19 pandemic, find out how your donation could help someone in need.

Behind the scenes of COVID-19 pandemic, find out how your donation could help someone in need.

Text: Hailee Milton

As stay-at-home orders continue to be enforced across the United States, the world has come to a pause. The demand for financial, economical, emotional, and medical assistance has continued to increase within the last month and the pressures on essential workers are becoming more burdensome. This time of hopelessness and uncertainty due to COVID-19 has created a new need. Thankfully, unseen heroes are stepping up, making the impossible... possible. Prevailing above all, are the random acts of kindness being displayed around the world. Donations, prayers, words of encouragement, and those participating in social distancing are making these situations a 'little' more bearable. V is honoring three charities that have only amplified their mission statements to ensure that those most affected by COVID-19 are supported. For those in the position to, we have included links in which you can lend a helping hand.

World Health Organization (WHO): This organization is working 24/7 analyzing data, providing advice and resources so countries can better prepare for the fight against COVID-19. By coordinating with partners, they are continuously increasing their supplies and expert networks. WHO is at the forefront of leading and coordinating this global effort, and Lady Gaga recently gave a huge announcement at a World's Health Organization press conference. The superstar has raised a generous $35 million by utilizing her platform to provide entertainment and comfort during these times. She will be providing fans with a live stream concert and a star-studded lineup, hosted by TV talk show hosts, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert. 'One World: Together At Home' is set to broadcast on networks such as ABCNBC, and CBS on April 18 at 8 pm EST. To continue accelerating research in hopes of the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, if possible donate here.

No Kid Hungry: With school closures worldwide, many vulnerable kids are losing the healthy and reliable meals they depend on. No Kid Hungry is deploying $5 million in emergency grants to address the imminent and growing need in thousands of communities. This multi-million-dollar response has more to come, but the current generosity allows for a projected 2.1 million healthy meals a day during this crisis. If you are able, please donate here.

Direct Relief: It is no secret that doctors and nurses are the lifesavers on the front lines. Direct Relief works both internationally and in the United States to provide personal protective equipment and medical items to essential health workers, risking their lives to help the public. The organization is delivering protective masks, exam gloves, and isolation gowns to the health-care institutions in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Show support to these heroes if you can, here

What else can you do? Check out some more charities to donate to, below. 

Boys and Girls Club of America: Click here to help keep kids in a safe environment that allows for learning, playing and growing during the coronavirus.

CDC Foundation: Click here to help the CDC be prepared to strengthen security needs and immediate COVID-19 responses.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Continue supporting families who have children with serious illnesses. You can donate here.

First Book: Click here to ensure kids are engaged in learning by providing with e-books and books to enjoy while out of school.

Meals on Wheels: Click here to lend a virtual hand and assist vulnerable seniors who are at higher risk of catching the infectious virus.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: With people confined to their homes, victims are more susceptible to domestic abuse. Click here for different ways to offer support during these times.

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