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