During this time of public health crisis, many are wondering what they can do to help others. Acts of kindness large and small matter in times like these.
Whether you are a stranger handing out toilet paper to neighbors or a celebrity reading children’s books for families stuck at home we all have the power to make a difference during this difficult time.
Things you can do to help in Utah
Write a letter to Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Cox asking them to consider a moratorium on evictions as part of the state’s response to coronavirus to keep people housed and healthy. This action was requested by the Utah Housing Coalition and housing advocates seeking to reduce homelessness.
Support local businesses
Buy a gift certificate to a Boulder Utah restaurant to support local businesses during closures. This project was started by a 10-year-old Boulder resident and her mom, who care about supporting their neighbors.
Spread the word about financial resources
The government is helping small businesses get low-interest loans and individuals make up for lost wages. Spread the word to ensure people you know get the resources they need.
Donate or subscribe to local journalism
News outlets like the Salt Lake Tribune are keeping us up to speed on all the latest and most important information about coronavirus – free of charge. Give back by supporting their work.
Petition for support for the arts
The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant financial risk for humanities, arts, and museums nonprofits. Ticket sales and admissions are a vital part of their budgets. The Greater Avenues Community Council invites all who care about the arts, museums, and humanities to petition elected officials to set aside funding to support the cultural sector during this crisis and/or support cultural nonprofit humanities, arts, and museums directly.
Support your favorite nonprofits
Nonprofits are still hard at work providing services and advocacy throughout this crisis to keep you informed and engaged and address the issues you care about. Give a gift of support to help support the work of your favorite nonprofits.
Tell us what’s happening in your community!
Do you know of a way people can pitch in to help during coronavirus? Let us know by emailing us! Use subject header “CORONAVIRUS KINDNESS”.