#CommunityFirst

COVID-19 & #CommunityFirst Support Mission

#CommunityFirst. Coming together to feed our HEROES: a relief effort linking small business to healthcare professionals in Houston, TX and beyond.

In times of crisis, communities unite in incredible ways, with helpers and heroes leading the charge. COVID-19 presents a time of unprecedented change and hardship, but together we stand strong...even while socially distant.

We are #CommunityFirst, and we can do so much more than just stay at home. We can help the thousands of medical professionals and volunteers braving the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, putting their lives at risk every day.

Check out all our efforts and see how we can make a difference with your help. Any contribution is appreciated whether it’s making a donation, sharing a link or simply telling a friend.

EFFORT 1 (LOCAL IMPACT MEALS)

How does it work?
Health care organizations sign up for delivery.
Our local business partners offer meals at reduced prices for this effort.
Your donations pay for these reduced-price meals, at no cost to the health care workers.
Meals - and hope - are delivered to the medical organizations with care.
Additionally, if you know of any group or organization that could use our help, please follow the link below to submit a request form.
http://meals.helpcommunity.world

effort 2 (masks)

Content is coming soon.

effort 3 (distance learning)

Content is coming soon.

EFFORT 4 (LOCAL IMPACT MEALS For City Vehari)

The COVID-19 outbreak has generated both demand and supply shocks reverberating across the global economy. Among major economies outside of China, the OECD forecasts the largest downward growth revisions in countries deeply interconnected to China, especially Pakistan. In Pakistan nearly 25% of the people are living below the line of poverty, and their majority lives in the smaller cities of Pakistan like Vehari, where 50% people earn their livelihood through daily wages are major effected, as shops are closed, on going work at different constructions sites are closed, cooked meal shops, restaurants etc, everthing is closed, which is making nearly impossible for the daily wager to earn his bread for his family and survive in this major lockdown due to the outbreak.
We need to stand with all those in need during these difficult times and provide them food for at least next 10-15 days, to make sure that their families should not be atleast sleeping while hungry during this major Lockdown due to Corona. As a rough estimate we need at least 1000 USD for feeding 10-15 families for the next 15 days in this outbreak.

Our intentions and way of donation will be very same to this donation organization.

Most common facts of Covid-19

Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.

fact 1

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.

Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause people to avoid or reject others even though they are not at risk for spreading the virus.Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause
people to avoid or reject others even though
they are not at risk for spreading the virus.

fact 2

For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

fact 3

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Wash your hands often with soap
and water for at least 20 seconds,
especially after blowing your nose,
coughing, or sneezing; going to
the bathroom; and before eating or
preparing food.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.

fact 4

Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.

Wash your hands often with soap
and water for at least 20 seconds,
especially after blowing your nose,
coughing, or sneezing; going to
the bathroom; and before eating or
preparing food.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and
mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a
tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly and continues to affect communities across the United States differently. Some of the strategies used to slow the spread of disease in communities include postponing or cancelling non-urgent elective procedures and using telemedicine instead of face-to-face encounters for routine medical visits.

Ensuring the delivery of newborn and well-child care, including childhood immunization, requires different strategies. Healthcare providers in communities affected by COVID-19 are using strategies to separate well visits from sick visitsexternal icon. Examples include:

Scheduling well visits in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon
Separating patients spatially, such as by placing patients with sick visits in different areas of the clinic or another location from patients with well visits.
Collaborating with providers in the community to identify separate locations for holding well visits for children.

Because of personal, practice, or community circumstances related to COVID-19, some providers may not be able to provide well child visits, including provision of immunizations, for all patients in their practice. If a practice can provide only limited well child visits, healthcare providers are encouraged to prioritize newborn care and vaccination of infants and young children (through 24 months of age) when possible. CDC is monitoring the situation and will continue to provide guidance.

Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

Claim: ‘Face masks don’t work’

Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus, and some studies have estimated a roughly fivefold protection versus no barrier alone (although others have found lower levels of effectiveness).

If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask cuts the chance of the disease being passed on. If you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been diagnosed, wearing a mask can also protect others. So masks are crucial for the health and social care workers looking after patients and are

also recommended for family members who need to care for someone who is ill – ideally both the patient and carer should have a mask.

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