4 Things You Can Do To Fight the Corona Crisis

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When you feel the most helpless, you actually have the power to do the most good.


As we move into social distancing and self-quarantine, it’s natural to feel isolated. Staying away from other people, though necessary, doesn’t fulfill our need to take action, to do something in the face of this crisis. 


Fortunately, even in isolation, you can help the most vulnerable among us. Because we are never truly alone in our human community.


Here are five things you can do to fight in the face of COVID-19:


  1. Donate to the Auglaize County Emergency COVID-19 Fund. Your gift supports community resources that serve struggling families throughout Auglaize County. Workers are losing wages and tips due to event cancellations and business closures. Kids who rely on free- and reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school risk going hungry. As food pantries and other community resources are inundated, donations to the Auglaize County Emergency COVID-19 Fund help ensure these vital relief services stay open and accessible.


  1. Spare something for the food pantries. As stores run out of bulk food and toilet paper, Agape Ministries, Mercy Unlimited and the Council on Aging are struggling to fill their shelves, even as more people are coming in for help. Consider donating what you can spare, especially non-perishable food and toiletry items.  Call to find out what items they need most and where to drop off donations. 


  1. Call your friends and family. Loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Even during isolation, modern technology allows us to stay connected. Checking in on friends and family is more than polite right now, it’s essential. And don’t forget elderly neighbors or others living alone.


  1. Take care of your mental health. If you’re stuck at home, keep busy with hobbies, try out arts and crafts, pick up an old musical instrument, organize family game nights, and step outside for fresh air and exercise. You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself.



Even in these uncertain times, no one is powerless to make a difference. Small acts, taken together across the country, can change the course of the pandemic, bolster those facing economic challenges, and protect the most vulnerable. 


4 Things You Can Do To Fight the Corona Crisis



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