On March 13, Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of 200 member food banks across the country, announced the establishment of their COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. Feeding America initially seeded the fund with $2.65 million to enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time.
How You Can Make a Difference While Keeping Your Distance
A month ago, I didn’t know what ‘social distancing’ was. Now, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become a fact of life that we need to stay six feet away from each other to avoid spreading germs. If you, like so many others across the country, have moved yourself and your workforce entirely remote to accommodate this new way of working, you’re likely also looking for virtual ways to help in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a blink of an eye, it seems our world has turned upside down. If you’re like me, you’re working remotely, you’ve read “in an abundance of caution” more times than you can count, you’re managing a child who is climbing the walls without school to occupy her time, and you’re casting about trying to find some tangible way to help yourself, your loved ones, and the broader community in which you live and work—not to mention those hit hardest by the outbreak.
Nonprofits are the backbone of our communities – some more visible than others in their impact and the needs they meet. While COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is affecting everyone, nonprofits are particularly feeling the pinch as they simultaneously adjust their work environments and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff and volunteers, and demand for their programs and services surges beyond the scale their networks are prepared to handle.
On March 8, #InternationalWomensDay, and throughout the month of March, Americans will celebrate the many achievements of women throughout history in art, athletics, business, government, philanthropy, humanities, science, and education. Women have contributed a lot to society, and we have made great strides in reducing the gender equity gap. However, we still have some barriers to overcome to ensure equal economic opportunities, educational equity, women’s health, and an end to gender-based violence.
Research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today. In fact, individuals can reduce their cancer risk with some simple lifestyle changes, such as these seven steps to prevent cancer shared by Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Marfan syndrome affects an estimated 1 in 5,000 people regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, and experts estimate that nearly half the people who have Marfan syndrome do not know it. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, they are at high risk for an aortic dissection and sudden death.