If you’re feeling restless at home, racked with anxiety over the news and feeling helpless because of the community quarantine, here’s a solution.
Help From Home (HFH), a website that features a directory of various initiatives to support all those battling COVID-19, just launched yesterday, Mar. 25. The site has listings of different organizations, companies and groups that call for funding and donations for frontliners and underserved communities all over the country.
“While COVID-19 keeps some of us under strict home quarantine, we can still support those who can’t,” they write on the site. “Your response today will greatly affect how we deal with the disease these next few weeks.”
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Still want to help but don’t know where or how to chip in? 🤔 Help From Home PH is a local information hub that allows those of us at home to help in supporting those who aren’t: the frontliners and families at risk 😷⚠️ We’ve reached out and partnered with organizations to put together a (still growing!) directory of COVID-19 initiatives that you can choose from, while giving regular updates on cities and hospitals that are most in need of help. . Every effort counts, so let’s help in every way we can! Check out the website to see the many ways you can #HelpFromHome! 🏠 . 👉 helpfromhome.ph | FB: bit.ly/HelpFromHomePH
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HFH is an initiative by a group of young professionals “who wanted to aggregate information on the various COVID-19 efforts in a comprehensive list,” the HFH Comms team said. Aside from pooling these different organizations into one resource, they are also seeking volunteers for information dissemination and organization verification.
But it isn’t just a matter of collating all the efforts they find online. According to the HFH Comms team, their volunteers also work to ensure each initiative listed is legitimate. “We look at their history, official website and social media accountability and transparency for past projects and fundraisers to help the HFH visitors make informed decisions about their contributions,” they said.
Some initiatives they’ve listed include funding for personal protective equipment (PPE), food and even transportation for frontliners. Calls for funding of COVID-19 test kits and donations for food and health essentials for marginalized communities are also listed on their site.
Header image courtesy of Help From Home
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