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We can’t thank the men and women working at hospitals enough for their bravery and sacrifice during this time. We know it’s not what you signed up for but we also know we can’t do this without you. If you want to show support for those in healthcare, here are some ideas.
Local hospitals do not have enough Personal Protection Equipment and are accepting donations of unopened containers of face masks, gloves, hand-sanitize and bleach wipes. You can also make a cash donation to support efforts to treat and contain COVID-19.
Blood drives have been cancelled and there is a severe blood shortage at hospitals. If you are healthy and able to donate, consider making a donation – you can find a Red Cross blood center here.
Contact Your Elected Officials
Encourage your representatives at the state and federal level to support measures that equip, protect and support health care workers (exact policy objectives are for you to decide but we can all agree that these heroes need the support of our government at all levels). Find the contact information for those who represent your district here.
Practice social distancing
We know it’s hard to be at home with kids without help from grandparents or friends but we have to keep our distance to keep healthy. Let’s make sure that health care workers are able to be with their kids as soon as possible and help contain the spread by staying at home as much as we can and remaining 6ft away from others when we’re out.
- Decorate a picket sign for a hospital: Decorate picket signs with messages of thanks and love and leave them at hospitals to offer hope and gratitude to hospital staff as they arrive or leave work.
- Leave messages on the side: If you know someone working in a hospital, leave a sidewalk thank you with chalk – many workers are staying away from their families to protect them and messages of support can have a big impact.
- Make a donation to send food: If you’re able to make a small donation, Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) Metro Detroit is collecting money for food deliveries to local hospitals staff.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..