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When shit hits the fan, there are always people who step up. I thought that this thread would be a good way to log stories of some people doing just that. Please add any similar stories that you might come across.


My favorite: "When the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival was cancelled, organizers sent the prepared food to tornado victims and first responders in Nashville, Tennessee."

This seems like it will be a huge opportunity - there will be plenty of events cancelled with resources / goods / tools that could be put to use for something else. You could probably get things at firesale prices and make some decent money if you can find these opportunities and move quickly.
This is how my husband and I are stepping up in our community. We will be distributing this card door to door in our neighborhood (200 homes).

I'm not sure how it will play out, but I'd rather have people talking and feeling like neighbors than have everyone fending for themselves.

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@WillHurtDontCare -- just a thanks for starting a thread like this. In times of uncertainty, these stories will be nice to hear.
 

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When shit hits the fan, there are always people who step up. I thought that this thread would be a good way to log stories of some people doing just that. Please add any similar stories that you might come across.


My favorite: "When the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival was cancelled, organizers sent the prepared food to tornado victims and first responders in Nashville, Tennessee."

This seems like it will be a huge opportunity - there will be plenty of events cancelled with resources / goods / tools that could be put to use for something else. You could probably get things at firesale prices and make some decent money if you can find these opportunities and move quickly.
 

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I was actually thinking of purchasing large quantities of essential supplies (I can reach out to distributors I know) and setting up a warehouse for free essentials to stop this panic buying and help those families that aren’t financially well. A lot of us are blessed to be able to participate in this “panic buying”, but what about those families that can’t afford food for their kids? You think they’re at Costco filling their carts?

It will also be good exposure for my brand. Win win situation.
 

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There was some folks singing from balconys in Italy ... I can't seem to find it now, but @Andy Black posted it somewhere and it was really cool to hear.
 

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Some unsung heroes in this mess...

The grocery store cashier.
The grocery store stock clerk.
The medical folks on the front line, from the receptionist to the doctors, to the nurses...
The UPS guy
The truckers that keep that supply chains going...
The farmers who make sure that the supply chain is fed.
The garbage collector...
The municipal water worker...


Just off the top of my head, there's a lot more...
 
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@WillHurtDontCare -- just a thanks for starting a thread like this. In times of uncertainty, these stories will be nice to hear.
My pleasure. I like to remind people that perspective trumps circumstance. It's a mindset that you need in times like these.
 
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This is how my husband and I are stepping up in our community. We will be distributing this card door to door in our neighborhood (200 homes).

I'm not sure how it will play out, but I'd rather have people talking and feeling like neighbors than have everyone fending for themselves.

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This is great. I saw a friend of mine volunteer on Facebook offering to help other people find babysitters, offering to pick up & deliver food for people, and a few other things.

What did @Andy Black say, do things that don't scale? While in this thread I asked for people that are thinking big, it's worth mentioning that there will be plenty of unsung people contributing to their communities in ways that don't make the news. Feel free to mention some of that here.
 
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"Groups in areas such as London and Cornwall are poised to get supplies to people unable to leave home in the coming weeks to contain Covid-19.

A 17-year-old boy who has set up a volunteer group in London said: 'It's only right that we help out.'"

"In Wiltshire, Susan Connolly is setting up a free food delivery service using volunteers setting out on foot from the Spar shops she runs in Tidworth and Pewsey."


Getting groceries to the elderly seems like a big charitable opportunity right now. The service Instacart: Groceries Delivered From Local Stores delivers food to your house and lets you order on your phone or computer. I bet they could be convinced to allow a volunteer option for free delivery to the elderly. Take advantage of their existing platform, etc.
 

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This is so cool.

I'm on nextdoor.com. Several people on there have posted messages saying that they've been financially blessed and would like to help neighbors in need. Such a cool thing to witness.
 
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Coronavirus: How sports stars and teams are aiding arena and stadium workers impacted by COVID-19 outbreak


"Warriors ownership, players and coaches will contribute $1 million to a disaster relief fund for Chase Center employees, the team announced."

"Astros star George Springer joined the growing list of stars within the sports world to go into their own pockets to help others impacted by the spread of the coronavirus by pledging to donate $100,000 to Minute Maid Park employees. "

"Philadelphia 76ers: The hourly workers at Wells Fargo Center will be compensated during the NBA's hiatus, per NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark."

"Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, will donate $500,000 to various causes. Of that money, $200,000 will go to game-day employees for the Jazz, $100,000 each will go to families impacted by the virus in Utah and Oklahoma City, and 100,000 euros will go to his native France. "
 

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This is how my husband and I are stepping up in our community. We will be distributing this card door to door in our neighborhood (200 homes).

I'm not sure how it will play out, but I'd rather have people talking and feeling like neighbors than have everyone fending for themselves.
Can't emphasize the importance of this enough. Ultimately the community needs us to step up as leaders. I've taken the time to create a Prepping whatsapp group for the American expats living in our neighborhood. It's been incredible seeing people share info and come together. Over 150+ people strong in a matter of days.

If this is possible for your locale, do it.

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Meals on wheels could probably use our support about now
 

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PSA: NextDoor.com is a great place to nail down what is going on in your neighborhood.
 

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One of our neighbors looks old and frail and I see him walking to his check his mailbox daily and pick up the local free newspapers, he has the look of recovering from something bad. I just asked him if we could do his shopping but he has a friend to do that so we baked a banana cake, (vegan, but he won't notice) and took him a large slice, he seemed tickled pink with it.
 

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"More than 220 people in greater Louisville have signed up to help deliver groceries, pick up medications and run other errands for their elderly and at-risk neighbors — those most susceptible to falling ill from the coronavirus."

 

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Andy Frisella of 1st Phorm/ Host of The MFCEO project posted on his insta story that he would like to pledge 100k to cover the lost wages of St. Louis Blues' stadium workers.
 
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Taco Bell will continue to pay its employees who will have to stay at home:

"We’ll be paying employees who are required to stay at home, or who work at a restaurant that is closed, for their scheduled or regularly scheduled hours during their time away from work."

 

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I got an announcement from my daughter's school today saying they would continue with online classes effective the end of Spring Break. I volunteered to help any of their staff adjust to technologies or online teaching methods, within the my own scope of experience and that of our staff. I can let them lean on some infrastructure too, if they need it.
 

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There was some folks singing from balconys in Italy ... I can't seem to find it now, but @Andy Black posted it somewhere and it was really cool to hear.
The video linked to in this article literally brought a tear to my eye:
 

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Our local army cadets are offering to help people that are self- isolating by running errands. I've given my contact no. to a couple of people who live on their own locally, one of whom is elderly and doesn't do Facebook or that kind of thing ,and the other doesn't get many visitors.
 
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Some unsung heroes in this mess...

The grocery store cashier.
The grocery store stock clerk.
The medical folks on the front line, from the receptionist to the doctors, to the nurses...
The UPS guy
The truckers that keep that supply chains going...
The farmers who make sure that the supply chain is fed.
The garbage collector...
The municipal water worker...
“I didn’t sign up to be in a position where I’m constantly exposed to a deadly virus, but I understand too that if grocery stores close then there are way bigger problems,” said Philip, who works in the produce section of a Whole Foods store in a southern U.S. state.

 

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Andrew Forrest the Mining Billionaire has a charitable foundation and it has donated $160 million AUD for supplies through his Chinese business contacts. 90 tons of masks and gloves are arriving in Perth today for the hospitals around Australia.
Well done Twiggy.
 
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There's a thing going around here called 518 Rainbow Hunt. It's where you put a rainbow drawing in your window for kids to count when they are out walking. The group has grown to about 20K people in less than a week. It's spreading out towards Buffalo & Boston now too
 

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