How Local Businesses Are Helping With COVID-19

By Edward Dominguez posted 05-15-2020 13:39

  

Local businesses are doing all that they can to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have heard stories of companies going above and beyond the call of duty to help, and there are a few examples below of how local businesses are helping. Each item listed is just one way that a business can help the community stay healthy, keep commerce going, and ensure that communities can function properly.


New Testing Kits


Jerseyman Gary Hopkinson and his business partner Alex Shnaider are providing 40,000 Healgen testing kits to those impacted by COVID-19. Hopkinson said that he wanted Jersey to be the most tested place on the planet. This is a good way for Gary to reach out to the people he cares about, and it is also a good way for him to inspire other businesses to do the same.


Logitech Is Giving Webcams To Teachers


Teachers who have been forced to teach from home are receiving webcams from Logitech. The tech giant is helping teachers get connected from home because so many of them do not have the resources they need to teach remotely. This is a good way to help kids learn and allow teachers to keep teaching.


Local Restaurants Are Doing Takeout


Local restaurants are handling takeout orders so that they can stay in business and feed the public. It is often easier to go to a local restaurant for takeout than it is to go to the market. Restaurants in every town are trying to stay in business while giving the public good food.


Some restaurants are also offering free food to the public by giving away anything they have made with their leftover products. This is a very good way for these restaurants to give back, and the food pantries often drive sales that keep these businesses going.


Local Companies Are Delivering Supplies


Local companies are delivering supplies to those in need. Some large companies have the capacity to buy masks, gloves, or sanitizers. These companies can deliver these products to the people hit hardest by COVID-19, and that is a very good way to keep the community safe. Community centers, homeless shelters, and a range of other locations are receiving gloves and masks when they need them most.


Giving Supplies To Hospitals


Serta is giving mattresses to New York hospitals that are in need of beds, and companies like SoftBank and Facebook have been giving masks to hospitals to help combat the coronavirus. This is a very good way for these companies to give back because they do not have parallel businesses they can give to.


Harbor Freight Tools is giving away protective gear to emergency services companies, and Joann Fabrics is giving away supplies so that people can make homemade protective masks.


Conclusion


Businesses that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are trying to do something good in their communities. These stories ensure that communities can remain healthy during the pandemic, and this is a good way for you to learn which companies have a good heart. You might want to donate to the causes that local businesses have chosen, or you might shop with local businesses that are trying to stay open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might even get some of these supplies to help others or create homemade masks.

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