by Dana George | Updated July 17, 2021 - First published on April 2, 2020
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Helping others is one of the most efficient ways to take your focus off your own problems. Here's how to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If this crisis has taught us anything so far, it's how interconnected we are. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has affected us all. Many are looking for resources and relief.
If you've been wondering about how you can pitch in to help others as we all work to get through this time, here are some ideas.
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If you want to help but don't have extra money right now, that's okay. There are still many things you can do to help without spending a thing.
If you're lucky enough to have a secure job, money in your bank account, and few financial concerns of your own, consider donating to those who are struggling to get by.
We're not all fortunate enough to be able to shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 outbreak, and millions of Americans remain in the workplace to keep our country semi-operational until the threat passes. While this list is in no way comprehensive, it may remind you of others who are working through the crisis. Take the time to thank everyone who is carrying on in spite of potential exposure to the virus. If you're able, purchase a gift certificate or other small gift online, and remember to thank those who are working to maintain a semblance of normalcy.
For most of us, these are uncharted waters, and the pandemic can feel overwhelming. One thing that can help is to take the focus off ourselves and consider how we can help others.
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