Like many of you, I am feeling overwhelmed and saddened by the increasingly devastating effects of COVID-19 in our community. I have been following the news and monitoring the announcements made by our local, state and federal governments about how to keep my family, friends and neighbors safe.
I have also been thinking about what I can do to help, and I wanted to share with you a few small ways I am hoping to make a positive impact during this difficult time.
This morning, I made a contribution to the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund which coordinates rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations on the frontlines of the outbreak in the Puget Sound region. If you are in a financially secure situation and can make a donation to a non-profit fund supporting those most impacted, please do so.
As a lifelong blood donor, I also scheduled a time to donate blood as there is currently a severe blood shortage nationwide. If you can safely reach a donation facility, please schedule an appointment to give blood today. In the Puget Sound region contact Bloodworks NW. Outside of this region contact the Red Cross to find a donation location near you.
Please stay safe and look out for each other. We are all in this together.