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Old 03-30-2020, 05:13 PM
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Ok I figured I would start off a feel good post to let us ease our arms from patting ourselves on the back the let others know what stellar SJWs we are here and maybe even share ways we can help our local areas during this time of mind bending quarantine news hysteria. If you are helping your first responders or area, how?

I know that I had a bunch of gear stocked from when my wife was sick with a flu or something a number of months ago so I had a bunch of bottles of 91% alchohol, a bunch of boxes of anti-viral that inactivate viruses and exceed N95 along with a bunch of other supplies I forgot about. I had picked up some new stuff when things started to look like it was gonna get silly. Realizing I had plenty for my family and more to share I stopped by the police station of the closest town that while shares my town address doesnít serve me as a force.
I have the PD a big bag of hand sanitizer, wipes, gloves. My daughter had some little bath and body works scented hand sanitizers she wanted to donate.
i was so proud of her when the mayor called and wanted her info to send her something (assuming a thank you note). Heís not even my mayor.
since then when Iím out at store and I see they have restocked with important supplies. Iíll pick up a few and find a patrol officer and do a handoff of a bag of goodies.

How are you helping and share your ideas how we can help other or unlikely places to find supplies

Check sporting good stores or auto parts stores for gloves for auto work or dressing deer. My local ace true value had N95 masks for sale and rubber gloves in sporting goods aisle just a day ago.
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The most important thing we can do is not get it and not allow our children to get it. You/ They will spread it to dozens more

Im in So Fla, one on my children is a senior in college. I can't tell you how many of her friends parents allowed their kids to spring break and travel.
I was not a popular guy in my house when I set the rules 2 1/2 weeks ago

take this serious, don't complain about a closed boat ramp, stay inside, wear gloves, wash hands, social distance.....save a life

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The most important thing we can do is not get it and not allow our children to get it. You/ They will spread it to dozens more

Im in So Fla, one on my children is a senior in college. I can't tell you how many of her friends parents allowed their kids to spring break and travel.
I was not a popular guy in my house when I set the rules 2 1/2 weeks ago

take this serious, don't complain about a closed boat ramp, stay inside, wear gloves, wash hands, social distance.....save a life
my 2 have been locked down. They havenít left the house aside from riding bikes around the development since schools shut down. I slather my hands and any product I touch with hand sanitizer when I buy it and wipe the card machine before I touch it with sanitizer and my hands and everything after. Thankfully Iím in an area with no known cases locally but I aim to keep it that way at least in my own way.
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I spent part of the day working on our local drinking water utility to make sure every employee got paid and that they have the technology to work from home, if necessary. The rest of the day I spent making arrangements to finish repaving the road in our lakefront subdivision and helping the wife cook dinner and clean up afterwards.
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Jumped on some PPE gear for the family early on but just donated the P100 PAPR filters and full face mask to the men and women on the front lines. We are able to stay home, they don't have that luxury. Said gear went straight to the ICU.







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Nice to see our community is helping in their various ways and I agree that if you are social distancing and not being a potential carrier they you are also helping and that is commendable as well. You donít have to give to help. Not everyone has the means or opportunity to give materials, money or expertise but you can give by not giving another host to spread the Kung flu.
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I cook once a month for a local soup kitchen that provides meals every Thursday. The regulars are getting cold feet about cooking and I have a wholesale source for food, so it looks like I might be doing this weekly. Number of weekly guests has been climbing steadily over the last few weeks.
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Sent 100$ to my hair cutter (not a loan a gift) as they are shut down and she has no savings. Small and personal. Plan on helping more soon
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The company my wife works for had 300 PPD masks in stock, we bought them all and donated them to Toledo Hospital. The nurses at the hospital were incredibly thankful, wish they had more that we could buy and donate.

We had a "feed your neighbor" food drive at our church and my wife took all of the food in her truck to a local homeless shelter. I was at work so I wasn't able to help her deliver everything but she was a trooper and carried all of the food up and down the stairs 9 times to get everything in the building. Kind of disappointing that there was a lot of people waiting for the food to be delivered but nobody offered to help her carry anything up/down the stairs. She recently had knee surgery so the stairs were pretty painful, I feel bad for taking the time off of work but I just figured there would be plenty of people to help her. I was only in the dog house for a day for not helping.

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Donated 20 gallons of house paint. A painter friend helps with housing for those in need.
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Say you had a couple grand to donate. Where or how would you chose to do so?
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Originally Posted by wmflyfisher View Post
Say you had a couple grand to donate. Where or how would you chose to do so?
wish we could donate to the USN for bailing NYC out of their shiat storm. Thatís a good question. I might look local and see if their are any funds that help you local town or business employees. I donít see the Red Cross as having a huge impact although I could be wrong.
maybe look into that Samaritanís Purse that is setting up field hospitals in the park.

but personally I would look as local as I could. Too much is wasted at administrative levels with the big ones and it never goes to where you actually want it to go at the time. Keep your money local and buy takeout from local restaurants that you want to survive, that kind of spending or local donations will make the biggest impact I feel.
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wish we could donate to the USN for bailing NYC out of their shiat storm. Thatís a good question. I might look local and see if their are any funds that help you local town or business employees. I donít see the Red Cross as having a huge impact although I could be wrong.
maybe look into that Samaritanís Purse that is setting up field hospitals in the park.

but personally I would look as local as I could. Too much is wasted at administrative levels with the big ones and it never goes to where you actually want it to go at the time. Keep your money local and buy takeout from local restaurants that you want to survive, that kind of spending or local donations will make the biggest impact I feel.
Great point.
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Organized agroup of about 6 ladies that would be altering costumes for our HS marching band/indoor percussion team but for the cancelation of all school-related activities to sew masks. What started out as a small gesture for our local ER nurses has now grown to over 25 people with over 1,000 masks sewn and distributed across our region in the past week alone. We are still sewing as word has gotten out and the need is tremendous.







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Guys don't forget to donate to the nursing homes and convalescent homes. All of the ones I am aware or are in dire need.
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Guys don't forget to donate to the nursing homes and convalescent homes. All of the ones I am aware or are in dire need.
Yup - we've sent over 300 to local nursing homes and have orders for 100 more now.
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Say you had a couple grand to donate. Where or how would you chose to do so?
Simple, Metropolitan Ministries.
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Nice work MOJO !!!! That is really bad ass ! good man
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We're obeying the distancing guidelines to the letter. When we lived on and cruised our old Hatteras full time, we were set up to spend a month on it at anchor or underway away from the dock and the need to go into a town, so we know the drill. I actually wish we were back on the boat again for all this in a lot of ways.

I got an email from our local paper, which is affiliated with Gannet, about a gift card campaign that is being started up for local businesses in a number of cities. Obviously, local businesses are important sources of income for the newspapers too. So I'm in on doing that as well.

https://supportlocal.usatoday.com/?u...tm_term=033120

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