Giving Back to Society
During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Even and especially during a trying time such as the COVID-19 outbreak and Circuit Breaker in Singapore, let’s count our blessings and be thankful for the resources we have.
Here are some ways we can express our appreciation and give back to society in this challenging season!
Let’s all do our part! #SGUnited Together we can overcome!
Encourage Our Healthcare Workers
Our healthcare workers have been serving tirelessly, pressing on despite longer and unpredictable hours, even more so with threatening escalation of infected foreign workers! Let them know how much we appreciate their efforts—your support can boost their morale!
Pen handwritten notes and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #braveheartsg or post photos of uplifting art with the hashtag #sgartforhcw.
Donate Cash or In-Kind to Needy Communities
Many non-profit groups are organising fundraisers and we can help by contributing! Especially since many of us have received our Solidarity payments, those among us who are not in need of this additional support can donate part of it to various beneficiaries, eg migrant workers, victims of child abuse, low-income families, elderly living on their own.
Find out more: https://www.giving.sg/sgunited
Blood donation is also an essential service! Blood is needed for patients-in-need every day.
As reported by TODAY, the authorities are making a fresh appeal for healthy blood donors, as blood collection in the first week of the circuit breaker period dipped to less than a quarter of usual levels.
Singapore Red Cross expresses concern that blood stocks may fall far below the daily amount required to supply transfusion needs from surgeries, general medicine, and accident and emergency cases. As stocks of blood have a short shelf life (6 weeks for red cells and 5 days for platelets), a constant stream of donors is needed.
Precautionary measures, including strict safe distancing, have been put in place at all blood donation sites to ensure the safety of all blood donors.
Don’t Spread Fake News
Simply being a responsible citizen and spreading love instead of hate or fear can also be an act of thankfulness!