How People are Supporting Each Other During COVID-19
In 2020, news coverage has felt like an irreparable, deluge of negativity, fear, devastation, economic downfall, and potential devastation. However, many people and companies are taking advantage of COVID-19 as a time to spread positivity. Some are supporting others and helping those who are affected the most by this pandemic. In response to the overpoweringly negative news coverage, John Krasinski, best known for his roles as Jim in The Office and as Jack Ryan in Amazon’s Jack Ryan, decided to create his own Youtube channel. In his simply titled Some Good News (SGN) segments, Krasinski spreads the word of people helping and supporting others. Some examples include citizens around the world cheering for healthcare workers as they head to work, and a 6th grade math teacher helping a student with her homework from her socially distant front porch.
The love and support does not stop there, celebrities are getting in on the action. Many are providing much needed financial support to aid those throughout this crisis. Philadelphia born and raised P!nk donated $1 million to fight the virus and did not forget where she came from in her donation. “She is donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, she is donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.”
Additional celebrities including George and Amal Clooney, Oprah, Rachel Ray, Elton John, Ralph Lauren, and many others donated millions of dollars to support food donation services, emergency relief funds, healthcare supplies, frontline responders, and many other causes both nationally and around the world.
Supporting Local Businesses
The generosity even includes local grassroots efforts such as Fuel The Fight, a Philadelphia born GoFundMe page created to support local restaurants by paying for food deliveries for healthcare and hospital workers in the Greater Philadelphia area. What started off as a philanthropic idea has turned into a social media sensation including shout outs from former Eagles player Chris Long, a partnership with Evolve IP, and $180,000 in donations within their first few weeks, which just goes to show that Philly still is the city of brotherly love.
Additional Positive News
Brighten your day with more positive news and ways that people all over are helping and supporting one each other.
- A Running List of Brands Giving Back During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- 16 Heartwarming Ways Everyday Heroes are Helping People Affected by Coronavirus
- Creative Ways Companies are Giving Back During the Covid-19 Crisis
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