Support the people living in the Glenelg Shire community struggling from the economic fallout of COVID-19
When you feel the most helpless, you have the power to do the most good.
As we move into social distancing and self-quarantine, it’s natural to feel isolated. Staying away from other people, though necessary, doesn’t fulfill our need to act, to do something in the face of this crisis.
Fortunately, even in isolation, you can help the most vulnerable among us. Because we are never truly alone in our human community.
Here are three things you can do to fight in the face of COVID-19:
- Donate to United Way Glenelg COVID-19 Impact Fund. 100% of funds donated towards the United Way Glenelg COVID19 impact fund will be distributed to the Samaritan Fund through our partner agency Portland District Health. Portland District Health is uniquely position in the community to meet the targeted needs and has a proven track record of supporting the community through the partnership with United Way Glenelg. United Way COVID-19 Impact Fund help ensure vital relief is accessible.
- Call your friends and family. Loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Even during isolation, modern technology allows us to stay connected. Checking in on friends and family is more than polite right now, it’s essential. And don’t forget elderly neighbours or others living alone.
- Take care of your mental health. If you’re stuck at home, keep busy with hobbies, try out arts and crafts, pick up an old musical instrument, organize family game nights, and step outside for fresh air and exercise. You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself.
Even in these uncertain times, no one is powerless to make a difference. Small acts, taken together across the Glenelg Shire community, can change the course of the pandemic, bolster those facing economic challenges, and protect the most vulnerable.