What Charlotte Needs During The COVID-19 Crisis... How You Can Help

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How You Can Help Your Charlotte Neighbors During The COVID-19 Crisis

 

Food Donations

There's a critical need for food throughout the City of Charlotte. Organizations throughout Charlotte's metro area are working on collecting and distributing food to those in need. Here are three organization you can help:

 

1. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is making it easy for you to help... Buy A Food Box. Each $25 donation is equal to a 7-day balanced food box. To buy a food box, click here. 

Buy A Food Box Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina In Charlotte

 

2. Loaves & Fishes in Mecklenburg County is asking for volunteers to pack emergency food boxes at their warehouse. To volunteer for a 2-hour shift at Loaves & Fishes, click here.  You can also shop the Amazon Wish List for Loaves & Fishes.

3. Meals on Wheels in Charlotte-Mecklenburg (Friendship Trays), who deliver healthy meals to the elderly and infirm in our community, are holding a canned goods food drive. They are asking Charlotteans  to donate cans of tuna, chicken, vegetables, starches, soups and fruit, as well as peanut butter and individual packaged cookies and crackers. Donations can be dropped off at Friendship Trays at 2401 Distribution Street in Charlotte.

 

 

Give Blood

With the outbreak of the corona virus, thousands of blood drives were cancelled all around the county, which "lost" some 250,000 blood donations. Red Cross is experiencing their largest blood shortage ever. However, the need for blood has not lessened and there is a need for blood every two seconds in our country. To see where you can donate blood in the Charlotte metro area, click here.

 

OneBlood donor centers are also in need of donors. All donors now through March 31 will receive a $20 eGift card. To donate blood to OneBlood in the Charlotte metro area, click here.

 

 

Check In On/Help Your Neighbors

If you belong to your neighborhood NextDoor, there is a Help Map on your news feed page where you can find neighbors who can help if you need it and where you can offer to pitch in for those in need help. If you don't already belong to NextDoor... what a good reason to join (and help). And here's a link to NextDoor's blog post on 7 Ways To Help Your Neighbors.

 

 

 

Good Advice From Oreo On Staying Safe During The Pandemic

(thanks to MEANS TV/TheOreoCat.com)

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Hi Nina Hollander - for the first time since the outbreak of "Fake News," isn't it wonderful how all the Governors are getting the same information from the President and the Team he has put together to combat the spread of COVID-19. We received similiar information here in TX too.

Be safe!

Mar 27, 2020 09:44 AM #13
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Nina Hollander
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... I am beyond tired of the news media for years now... there's very little true reporting... it's all opinions from people whose opinions I don't care about. Trust you are staying well and safe. These are crazy times we are living in.

Mar 27, 2020 09:50 AM #14
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Nina Hollander - Propaganda is not my cup of tea. The funny thing happened to me the other day when I went to turn on the remote. I started thinking about the many years I lived without a T.V. set and I did just fine and I stayed abreast of information that was true and positive. All that changed when friends gave me a T.V. in exchange for pet sitting. One can survive without it!

Mar 27, 2020 10:02 AM #15
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Nina Hollander
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... the problem now is that it doesn't matter where you get your information from.... papers, tv, radio, internet... it's all biased and opinion based.

Mar 27, 2020 10:06 AM #16
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Will Hamm
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Hello Nina,  Good list and people need to help others.  I was lucky and Sams club had everything on my list yesterday for me and one of my neighbors that I brought for also.

 

Mar 27, 2020 10:24 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Nina, great post to let the residents of Charlotte know how they can help!   Our Food Bank always needs assistance! 

Mar 27, 2020 10:25 AM #18
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Nina Hollander,

One thing I am sure of is that the people of Charlotte metro will come together to get things done.  Stay healthy!

Mar 27, 2020 12:13 PM #19
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Nina Hollander
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Will Hamm hi Will... I haven't check out Sam's Club as yet... did make a quick trip to BJ's this week and they pretty much had what I needed.

Mar 27, 2020 12:38 PM #20
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Nina Hollander
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Joan Cox hi Joan... sad to say, I've only scratched the surface with what I highlighted here in terms of how to be helpful.

Mar 27, 2020 12:39 PM #21
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Nina Hollander
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... Charlotteans can always be counted on to help when there's a need. It's one of the things I love about my adopted city.

Mar 27, 2020 12:40 PM #22
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Nina these are excellent suggestions at anytime, but especially during the time we are in.

Mar 27, 2020 03:01 PM #23
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Nina Hollander
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George Souto hi George... at the end of day, it really doesn't take much to make an impact either in terms of money or our time.

Mar 27, 2020 03:26 PM #24
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James Dray
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Morning Nina.

What caught my attention was the blood  donations.  That is a lot of loss, for the Charlotte area.

Mar 28, 2020 01:43 AM #25
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Nina Hollander
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James Dray good morning, James... those were national statistics... sorry if that wasn't clear. Regardless of where we are, the Red Cross is desperate for blood donations right now.

Mar 28, 2020 04:17 AM #26
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Gloria Todor
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Nina, This is such a good list of ways to help in your area.  Thanks for pulling it together.  Take care.

Mar 29, 2020 12:28 PM #27
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Nina Hollander
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Gloria Todor hi Gloria... thanks. The "sad" part of this is that this list just scratched the surface. I'm happy there are so many opportunities here to help... but sad that so much help is needed.

Mar 29, 2020 02:25 PM #28
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Brian England
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I always enjoy seeing how people come together to help others during a time of crisis.

Mar 30, 2020 06:30 AM #29
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Nina Hollander
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Brian England hi Brian... Charlotteans always "show up" when their neighbors are in need... I love that about my city.

Mar 30, 2020 08:12 AM #30
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As you mentioned, it's a great list but, there is so much that we can do for our community and thankfully, we're seeing so much of that right now. It does my heart good to see it too, Nina!

Mar 30, 2020 06:44 PM #31
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Debe Maxwell, CRS good morning, Debe... I'm very happy to see how people in my neighborhood are coming together to help each other. And then... there are the clients who insist as I'm one of the "elderly" that I not leave my house but call them to shop for me. (Like that's going to happen! But I appreciate the good thoughts.)

Mar 31, 2020 04:41 AM #32
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