Life has definitely been a little hectic for everyone these past few weeks. By now, we all personally know at least one person who has been affected by the corona virus. This pandemic has taken a strain on communities all over the world. The most important thing is that it brought these communities together. We need to look out for each other and tend to those who need help more than ourselves, and while those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 need support, we cannot forget about those suffering with other illnesses during this time. People who are suffering with mental illness, cancer, and other medical conditions still need our help and it’s vital that we provide them with it.
While providing time and resources to corona virus patients and causes are extremely important, we cannot prioritize the well being of one sick person over another. Throughout this pandemic and continuing afterwards, we can reach out to those in our community that need our help. Reaching out into your community and offering help is a great way to support those in need, even something as small as posting on Facebook can go a long way. There are many ways to reach out. You can donate to local charities or reach out to people in your community directly to check in on them. Everyone can help in some way. If you cannot donate money you can donate your time by volunteering with service groups in your area.
Together we have the strength to overcome anything. Our power lies in our connections and our communications. It’s important for us to find solace in each other during these difficult times and it is even more important that we do not exclude anyone in need of help. Together, we have the strength to overcome almost any challenge that comes our way. We have to remember to take care of one another not only because it is the right thing to do, but because good things come to those who give.
Written by Alex Kapantais