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/