If someone close to you is a health care worker and they reach out to talk, be there for them and listen. This is when they need a support system the most!
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☕ Buy them coffee
Dayton Real Estate Crush has introduced "Pay it forward: Joe to Go for our front line workers." Purchase a "Joe to Go" and they'll deliver it to nurses, doctors, emergency workers, and others on the front lines. Additionally, the company will match a Joe to Go for every one purchased.
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🛍️ Offer to drop off food, groceries or other essentials
As the number of coronavirus cases start to grow locally, the hours, stress and burden on emergency workers will also grow. Having time to shop or cook is going to be increasingly difficult.
If you have a family member, friend or neighbor who is a health care worker, send them a message and see if they need anything from the store the next time you’re there, and drop off at their door.
You can take a step further and offer to cook a nutritious meal, or order them delivery.
🆎 Donate blood
Hospitals are still in need of blood, and due to the virus, many blood drives have been canceled. Under the stay home order, you are still allowed to leave your home to donate blood.
The Community Blood Center is urging donors to make an appointment to donate to maintain a safe environment. Spacing donors through appointments maintains social distancing by reducing wait time and congregating. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or by calling (937) 461-3220.
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😷 Donate Personal Protection Equipment
If you or your company has stored Personal Protection Equipment (masks, gowns, face shields, goggles, etc), please consider donating to the front-line workers who need them the most. Many hospitals are running on a limited supply, so workers are dangerously reusing PPE, or using trash bags and other unconventional methods in a pinch.
For individuals with a small supply of masks, visit Mask Match, a peer-to-peer platform helping people with spare N95 and surgical masks send them directly to health care workers on the front lines who need them — without leaving their house. Visit www.mask-match.com if you are willing to donate or if you are a health care worker in need of masks.
For companies, suppliers and individuals with larger supplies, visit Get Us PPE to find out where the need is the greatest. They will leverage their volunteer network to get your donations to a local hospital.
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