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#WATWB – We Are The World Blogfest – #Coronavirus Angels

Welcome to this month’s edition of WATWB – We are the World Blogfest. Every month on the last Friday of the month (sorry I’m late), writers join in by sharing a post about something good going on in the world to deflect from the negativity. Given the world dire situation with the #Coronavirus pandemic spreading globally, and with the global lockdowns and isolation, this is not only frightening for many, but many others who have no help when it comes to picking up groceries, etc. This group, #Caremongers, has started across Canada where communities have volunteers to help those in need and post about good things going on in  Canada from some heroes who are helping out to create supplies.

 

I learned about this Toronto group who operates through Facebook, today on my local news: Below, one of our local news channels writes about it.

 

As the days turns to weeks, the coronavirus pandemic continues to consume us. We don’t know how long this global crisis will last.

Whether it be working at home with kids in tow, dealing with the impacts of a sudden layoff, or forging on in the frontlines at a feverish pace, we are all adjusting to respective new realities. But amid all the uncertainty and chaos, a kindness has emerged.

Normally a rather individualistic society, the novel coronavirus has brought out a sense of community. Ironically, while we are social distancing, we have become more compassionate to those around us — those very same people who mere weeks ago, we may have passed without a glance in our daily grind. We are now not only acknowledging, but also taking care of one another.

Don’t be fooled, though. I’m no fool either, and know that when we say, “We’re all in this together,” some of us are not. I see there are heroes and villains in this crisis. I see that this virus has brought out the worst in some people, too — from the hoarders with crates of Lysol and toilet paper to the vile racist and xenophobic behaviour against Asians.

But this isn’t about them. This is about all the people who are spreading love, not the virus. This is about the people who are making good deeds contagious. Individuals and companies alike are coming together for the greater good.

Just a few short days ago, “caremongering” was something I’d never heard of, because the term didn’t yet exist. . . .continue reading and learn more about some of the wonderful things Canada is doing to help deal with demands for supplies.

 

Original source: https://globalnews.ca/news/6729252/coronavirus-caremongering/

 

This week’s host for WATWB are:  Sylvia McGrath,
Damyanti BiswasShilpa GargDan Antion, and Belinda Witzenhausen.

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28 Comments

  • John Maberry

    Thanks for sharing. Yes, there are angels out there. Including one in our small town who has volunteered to pick up and deliver groceries to the doors of the older population.

  • Marian Beaman

    I’m happy to hear about #Caremongers, which has started across Canada where communities have volunteers to help those in need. How wonderful that you have an active group in Toronto.

    We contribute to the missions that house and fed the homeless here in Jacksonville, but I’m not sure what I can do here locally beyond that. Perhaps it’s time for me to investigate. Thanks for this heartwarming post, Debby!

    • dgkaye

      Thank you Marian. And I think as long as we can do some random act of kindness somewhere, it helps big time! Every little thing counts, whether it’s a donation, picking up groceries for someone who can’t, or even just a smile. Everything counts 🙂

  • Toni Pike

    This post is so spot-on, reminding us that of the worst and best in humanity. It’s great to hear about people doing good as so many must be struggling at this time.

  • sally cronin

    What an amazing initiative Debby and thank you for sharing something so positive with us…It is good to know that there are people out there volunteering to help others, alongside all those in healthcare and essential services. Brilliant…♥♥

  • susan scott

    Making good deeds contagious – that is so lovely Debby! Here in South Africa there are zillions of drives, organisations, businesses, NGO’s, individuals who want to help out the marginalised, and do. Strange times indeed ..maybe the worst brings out the best in some, the worst in others. May good prevail always. Keep well be safe, wash your hands 🙂

  • Kalpana

    This Toronto group – the Caremongers sounds amazing. The good thing about Covid19 is how it has made so many people shed their selfish shells and emerge generous and kind. Thank you for sharing.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        Wonderful post Debby, it’s the same here, our neighbours are pulling together fetching food etc. We have several with cancers and people doing shopping leaving it on door steps.
        And lots of volunteers helping vulnerable families. Food banks are still being stocked,
        Thousands have volunteered. Also retired NHS staff returning to work to help out the hospital’s.
        I wish the media would focus on some of those positive stories for once.
        Take care of yourselves Debby.
        Much love your way 💕🤗💕🙏

        • dgkaye

          That’s wonderful to hear Sue. I know many have community help in their neighborhoods. These are the earth angels at work. Also, many medical professionals retired etc., getting back to work too. This is what the world needs to focus on, our heroes. Thanks Sue, yes, take care of yourselves too. <3 xox

  • Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Debby – no worries … you’re here. I’m amazed and gratified at how many wonderful people are out there – and who are devising new and essential ways to help others … meals to hospital staff, elderly deliveries – prescriptions, food boxes etc, homeless help … it is so encouraging … thank you to them all – your ‘Caremongers’ sounds a wonderful community enterprise across Canada … take care of you and yours – all the best – Hilary

    • dgkaye

      Hi Hilary. Isn’t it amazing to see the goodness from strangers Hilary? So many lessons at this time of the world. I’m happy to hear you’re looked after. Stay safe! <3

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