To support our allies and community partners working with communities impacted by COVID-19, we are compiling a weekly COVID and climate email filled with ways you can take action. In this current time of physical distancing, many of us have been forced to reorient our lives, think creatively, and be open to new ways of organizing and problem solving. We hope that this weekly digest will empower you and others by sharing meaningful ways to act. If you have any feedback or suggestions for a future digest, please send an email to [email protected].
Support your local domestic violence shelter
Safe housing is an integral part of environmental justice. The travel and social restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased isolation, which is a vulnerability frequently exploited by domestic abusers. Worldwide, domestic violence shelters have reported a major increase in calls for assistance, and these nonprofit organizations rely on private donations to keep their doors open.
Find your local shelter:
Help keep students fed in your community
School lunches are an important nutrition source for children of struggling families. With schools out due to COVID-19, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon is seeking donations to provide meals for students out of school. Click here for a list of participating school districts.
A majority of blood donations usually come from group blood drives, but COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of thousands of blood drives around the Northwest. The Red Cross is seeking more donors to meet the constant need for blood.
Stay safe out there, and thank you for all you do.