ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Many people are practicing social distancing to avoid contracting or spreading coronavirus. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges people to limit gatherings to less than 50 people and to keep your distance from people by at least six feet, several organizations are still looking for helping hands to assist the area’s most vulnerable citizens through donations.
According to their website, A.G. Rhodes is currently restricting families and visitors from coming to the facility, because of the risks of spreading COVID-19. They’re asking for help from the community to play a role in connecting with the elderly residents and providing activities for them. This includes mailing cards, donating funds and supplies for games and activities, delivering flowers and offering words of encouragement during this difficult time. For information on how to help, click here.
Families with limited access or ability to buy food depend on organizations like the Atlanta Community Food Bank to meet their needs. They’ve launched a campaign called “Support the Food Bank’s Response to COVID-19.” More details are on their Facebook page.
Open Hand Atlanta posted on social media they have an urgent need for volunteers to continue delivering 5,000 meals to needy Metro Atlanta people every day. They provided links to information on how to volunteer or donate.
Helping the Homeless:
As jobs require employees to work from home, there are those who have no place to go home to. Many homeless shelters are working around the clock to meet their needs and are requesting donations to continue doing so. Atlanta Mission is one of them, along with MUST Ministries and Nicholas House. Click on any of those links and others to help those organizations.
The Atlanta Humane Society is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 as a precaution. However, their social media posts indicate they have an ongoing need for donations to meet the needs of the animals there at the shelter. For how you can help, click here.
Helping Restaurant and Bar Workers:
Closed restaurants and limited hours resulting from coronavirus measures means no work for many restaurant and beverage industry employees.
Some restaurants have managed to keep their doors open by offering take-out orders, curbside pickup and deliveries.