Please be well and stay safe.
First, let’s take care of you…
We’re all struggling through this. There are several links below which may help you navigate this difficult time. But sometimes we can get lost amid all the panic. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, so before we dive into the filth of it, here are a few self-care / feel-good resources. Have a beautiful day, you’re so worth it.
- Anna of Simple Living Leviners – Anna is one of my nearest, dearest besties. She’s a mom with a huge heart for the world, and that’s why I’m sending you to her. She’s super-parenting the heck out of this crisis, so she’s included resources for your young’uns & the homeschoolers.
- TouchNote – Design & send postcards from your sofa. I’ve tested it; my friend was delighted with the results. There is a cost — something like $2ish per card.
- Post Secret – So if you’re trying to parent through this & you need an outlet, here’s an idea.
- The Holderness Family – The Holderness Family has been working hard to brighten our days. Please show them some love so they can continue their work.
- Spotify – Or, your choice of music streaming. If you need to get out of your head for a bit, definitely check out some music. I’ve been loving Wagakki Band.
- Steady – If you’re out of work right now, and need something to fill in the budget gaps, check out this app.
- Snacks – If you need to cook everything right now, I’ve got a page for that.
- goPuff – all the things you could buy at Dollar General or a convenience store delivered to your door. This includes some medicines. The link is my referral — if you join, I will receive $15 towards my next goPuff order, which would be a great help right now.
And now… for the rest of it…
Below are a few resources for Winston-Salem, NC. If you’re elsewhere, you may find assistance via the Military / Veteran Resource page. WSNC locals, if you need a list of food pantries, their dates and times, please check out my Pantry Calendar. Visit this site for up to date info on the numbers infected in your area [US only].
The CDC now recommends all Americans wear cloth masks / face coverings in public.
Please note that cloth masks are not N95 or surgical masks; these are needed in the healthcare community right now, so please don’t hoard them at home. Here is a video link showing how to turn any size handkerchief into a no-sew mask. If you’re afraid the elastics will rub your ears raw, get a piece of cloth or ribbon and sew a button on either end. Hook the elastics around the buttons to hold the mask in place.
Several individuals have offered assistance in the form of shopping for & delivery to the elderly & quarantined. There is an app for this as well.
Food & Clothing — Please be aware that they may not assist everyone, as they’ve a specific service area. Link above details service areas. 336.724.7558
Assist by providing grocereies. 336.784.5770
Give and receive assistance for just about anything throughout the pandemic.
211 is also a toll free number which can be accessed by phone in multiple states including North Carolina.
Infographic was originally shared by the Forsyth Co. Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.