(WatchDogReport.org) – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on charitable organizations around the country. The job losses resulting from the lockdowns have meant fewer donations and more needy people. In November, Feeding America reported it’d seen a 60% increase in the number of families utilizing food banks. At the same, the banks are seeing a drop in the number of volunteers and supplies they have on hand.
Food banks aren’t the only organizations having a hard time keeping up with the demand; all charities could use some help. Here are some ways you can contribute:
- Donate food, clothes, and money to organizations in your area.
- Volunteer if you can.
- Organize a food drive to help the needy.
- Put skills to use. For instance, make tiny hats for your local neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or volunteer to repair the homes of low-income families.
- Call a veteran’s organization and find out how you can help.
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) December 6, 2020
If you don’t have the money or time to volunteer, you can always use your social media platforms to get the word out about the organizations. They’ll appreciate anything you can do.
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