April 1st and I think a lot of us feel like we are living in a continual April Fool’s joke but we aren’t. Our new normal is different and we are consumed with awareness of what is going on in our world and now in our own country. Pandemics are scary. That is just a fact.
As my followers of many years know I have been doing a Comments for a Cause effort on It’s Just Life for 9 years this month. Each month I choose a cause that strikes a chord with me and for every comment made on my blog during the month my husband and I donate 50 cents to that cause (with a cap of $500). It has been THE best thing we could do and has opened my eyes and the eyes of many others to causes and worthy projects world wide.
I chose the Diaper Bank of North Carolina for our March 2020 cause and am so happy that this organization is around for moms and dads who have baby related needs. Nothing can replace diapers and having had two babies years ago I know how expensive that part of their upbringing was. Fast forward to today and it is a huge percentage of the cost of raising a baby. The Diaper Bank of North Carolina helps with that. You can read more by clicking here to go directly to my post about that.
I am thrilled to report that due to all of your comments on the blog Chris and I will be making a donation of $135 to the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.
Now it is what is on all of our minds, isn’t it? It is weighing heavily on mine and I know I am not alone. It makes sense to try to support the fight against COVID – 19 by supporting an organization who is on the front lines of fighting it. During April I will be highlighting the World Health Organization (WHO) as our Comments for a Cause.
WHO has a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund which is in place so folks like you and me can donate directly. The funds raised for this initiative will go towards the following as outlined on their website:
- Putting in place activities to track and understand the spread of the virus;
- Ensuring patients get the care they need
- Buying and ship essential supplies such as masks, gloves and protective wear for frontline workers
- Producing evidence based guidelines and advice, and make sure health workers and responders get the information and training to detect and treat affected patients;
- Producing guidance for the general public and for particular groups on measures to take to prevent the spread and prevent themselves and others
- Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
I simply can not think of another place that I want to make a donation this month. The World Health Organization has an amazing website with a lot of up to date and accurate information. Please join me in supporting them and their efforts as we all try to flatten the curve and reduce the risk of the COVID – 19 pandemic. Thank you, as always, for stopping by so faithfully and leaving your comments. Each comment warms my heart and puts another 50 cents towards helping with this current pandemic.