CORONAVIRUS: LINKS TO INFO, HELP AND ACTIONS

Scroll through this list of resources for information, help, donations, advocacy and more. (Updating regularly)

Our advocacy has been interrupted by the crisis facing our country, states, and communities. For many of us this is the crisis we worried would test Trump’s leadership and for most of us, we find he gets a failing grade. Since his golf courses are now closed, we are subject to Trump beginning his daily briefing with self-congratulations, petty grievances, racism, nationalism, lies, whining, and not one word of consolation for those who are sick, those who have died, and their families. We are scared and he’s only concerned about Trump.  No surprises there. We have to rely on our state and local government and each other for help and reassurances.

Just a few weeks ago we were gearing up for a postcard campaign to encourage Gov. Charlie Baker to vote yes on the ROE Act.  Now, admittedly some of us have been frozen in place, while others have been seeking out ways to help, to get involved.  Here are some useful links. PLEASE SCROLL TO SEE ALL CATEGORIES, INFORMATION, HOW YOU CAN HELP, ADVOCACY AND SELF-HELP.

We will update whenever we find important information. For important news stories and more, see our Facebook Page.  If you have something that may belong here leave a comment or send an email to:  CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com

BAILOUT INFORMATION – WHO GETS IT AND HOW:

INFORMATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE:

International:

U.S.:

States:

Cape Codders and Islanders local info including testing (all others use this website to find your county – click on the link on the right to find county, then choose find county button):

Self care:

HELP AVAILABLE:

National

Massachusetts

Cape Cod

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • DONATE BLOOD! Those seeking to give something other than money can look to the American Red Cross. There is a severe blood shortage because of a high number of blood drive cancellations during the outbreak. Healthy donors are urged to give blood, platelets or AB plasma. Donations of money also help!

National:

  • Donate or Volunteer for Meals on Wheels, senior citizens are relying on this program now more than ever! Find a local organization to volunteer or donate, or donate to the national organization
  • Charity Navigator has a list of organizations you can donate to- organized by needs from food to medical supplies.
  • World Central Kitchen has stepped in to distribute meals to children and others in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Little Rock, Ark., after many schools closed. They will be expanding as they develop capacity.
  • UNICEF USA is providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics.
  • Save the Children has partnered with No Kid Hungry to make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep children fed during the pandemic.
  • First Book has the goal of delivering seven million books to children in the United States who do not have internet access or home libraries so they can continue learning while schools are closed.
  • More than 22,000 coronavirus-related GoFundMe fund-raisers have started in the past few weeks, raising more than $40 million from more than 630,000 donations worldwide, the crowdfunding site said. The company has also created the Covid-19 Relief Fund, which has raised more than $127,000.

Donations and volunteering local MA:

Donations Cape Cod:

Help find and/or make supplies for medical professionals on the front line, (note: there are so many patterns and resources for face masks we can’t include all of them here, a few resources in this list):

Cape Cod:

ADVOCACY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Other election and women’s advocacy (will add more as we groups begin actions for the upcoming elections):

OTHER INFORMATION:

Home schooling:

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