Coronavirus #5 – What Can You Do For Your Country?

Last week I told you about the paper delivery guy who decided to help his community by delivering groceries to over 100 people on his route – www.characterandleadership.com/coronavirus-4-one-of-the-finest-people-in-the-world/.  At the conclusion of that post, I asked, “What will you do to help your community?” The number one response was, “I’m going to stay home and stay safe.” I cannot fault that response. The government is telling you to stay home and to practice social distancing.

Still, I thought, there must be something that would allow young people to stay safe and still help your community. It could be as simple as cutting your neighbor’s lawn or asking others if they need anything before your parent goes to the store. Something. If we are in this together, we all need to do our part. This is the time, I thought, for young people to step up.

So, earlier this week, one of my good friends told me about the volunteer work his children are providing. Every day, a man drops off 4 boxes of materials on their front porch. In each box there are enough raw materials to make 300 surgical masks for doctors and nurses to wear when treating covid-19 patients. My friend has four children. For several hours each day, these kids form an assembly line and put together 1,200 shields. These completed shield are sent to hospitals in Detroit, New York and Chicago.

Pretty cool, heh? So, today, I asked my 4 girls if they would like to volunteer their time for such an important cause. The response from these 14, 12, and 10-year-old girls was a resounding yes. Tomorrow morning, 4 boxes get dropped off at our house. The next day, the guy will pick up these completed shields and ship them to hospitals. My family stays safe and our society benefits. My guess is my daughters will look back at this action with pride.

Your Turn: So, I ask again. What can you do to help your community/country during this coronavirus pandemic?

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  1. I think I could make small care packages for the delivery drivers and workers. This could include hand sanitizers and I’ve even seen people have toilet paper for them to take.

  2. I could ask my family to please go to the store and get me some boxes and hand sanitizers toilet paper i also could go to my neighbor’s and cut their lawn. I thought this would be a good idea to do and other stuff i could do to but that is mostly it.

  3. I can make masks for my mom’s work (my mom’s a security/first responder at General Motors, where they are making the ventilators), medical clinics, and hospitals. We have sewing machines, plenty of thread, and two people at home (me and my dad) to make them. We could pick up elastic and the other materials needed.

  4. Keep myself inside and not go out, this is following lockdown procedure even though they are getting uplifted

  5. After reading last week about the paper delivery guy, I was inspired to ask my neighbors if they need anything like groceries. Some turned me away but some allowed me to help. I will definitely continue to help them out until it’s safe to be out.

  6. After reading last week about the paper delivery guy, I was inspired to ask my neighbors if they need anything like groceries. Some turned me away but some allowed me to help. This week I’ve started to do other task for them too like mowing the lawn and taking their trash out. Until this break is over, I will continue helping my neighbors.

  7. I think that we can all try to spread positivity in whatever way we can. And also I could help my mom by helping her older friend get groceries or whatever she needs.

  8. I could make sure all my loved ones have what they need during this situation. If that is someone to talk to or anything materialistic like food or cleaning supplies.

  9. I could make sure all my loved ones have what they need during this situation. If that is someone to talk to or anything materialistic like food or cleaning supplies. And continue to stay inside as much as possible to not get the virus and spread it to my family.

  10. I could ask my neighbors if they need help doing anything and help my mom with the things that she has to do at home during this.

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