- There are more than 1 million cases of Coronavirus globally (Johns Hopkins University)
- 6.6 million people filed for unemployment in the United States last week, shattering the previous record of 3.3 million reached the week before
- Over 1.5 billion students (90%) now out of school as COVID-19 closures affect more than 188 countries (Source)
- While hand washing is an important way to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, over 2 billion people in the world already lack access to safe drinking water.
- One in nine -that’s 815 million –already faced hunger
- Just in the US,37 million people are “food insecure”, including 11 million children.
- 22 million children qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
- Children in need of meal assistance programs have already missed over 400 million school provided meals due to closures
Protect your health, your loved ones, and #stopthespread
It feels like COVID-19 has turned our world upside down and many of us feel helpless. But we can all take action right now to stop the spread. There are 5 ways you can play your part to protect yourself and those around you. You can:
- Keep your hands clean by washing or sanitizing them
- Keep your distance and stay home
- Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and call the doctor if you think you might be sick
- Be kind—we’re all in this together. Look out for your neighbor and your community.
- If you can do more, donate to help out at hopefromhome.tiltify.com
Thank front line healthcare workers, essential employees, and community heroes
- Today, April 7th,is World Health Day and I can’t think of a better day than today to say “THANK YOU” to all the dedicated front line healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines working to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
- Thank you to essential workers at grocery stores and pharmacies
- If you know a healthcare worker, first responder, or essential employee you want to celebrate, post about them on social media with the hashtag #HopeFromHome
- There have been so many stories of volunteers sewing masks for nurses, delivering food to seniors in isolation, and just checking up on neighbors who need a little help. If you know of a volunteer you want to lift up, post about them on social media with the hashtag #HopeFromHome.
How your donation helps (all figures in USD)
All funds raised from the #HopefromHome event will be equally distributed between our three non-profit partners below, whose collective work is more critical than ever in the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
- $1 can help provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. (Red Nose Day)
- $5 can provide a child in need with remote homework help and mentoring.(Red Nose Day)
- $6 can deliver food from a pantry to someone in social isolation (United Way)
- $25 can provide formula for an infant for one week. (Red Nose Day)
- $25 can buy 10 liter-sized bottles of disinfectant gel for use in hospitals (UN Foundation)
- $25 can provide a ride to a healthcare appointment for someone who doesn’t have access to transportation (United Way)
- $50 can provide diapers for a baby for one month. (Red Nose Day)
- $50 can buy 10 protective reusable aprons for health workers (UN Foundation)
- $100 can buy 75 boxes of surgical masks (50 masks/box) for health workers (UN Foundation
- $250 can provide fuel for an outreach van for one week, helping hundreds of homeless young people get to safety. (Red Nose Day)
- $500 can buy 168 protective hooded coveralls for healthcare workers (UN Foundation)
- $1000 can buy 1041 protective goggles for health workers (UN Foundation)
- $2500 can buy 100 digital thermometers (UN Foundation)