From our Original Gullah Festival Family to yours, I trust this entry finds you well, and that you are staying as safe as you can during this COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to follow the advice put forth by local and state officials, social distancing, and washing your hands. While staying safe, some of you may be feeling restless. Others may be using this time to reset and recharge. Then, there are some of you who may be feeling truly ambitious, belonging to that trusted group of folks who "can't help, but help".
The truth is that while we are not all in the same boat, we are all in the same storm. Some of us are out of work, some are in short supply of food and funds, some have plenty, and some are alone. Whichever group you fall into, please find the following resources and tips for your consideration.
Continue to Make Healthcare a Priority
Visit AFSP.org/COVID-19 -- where mental health and COVID-19 intersect.
Please seriously consider absentee voting this year. Visit www.vote.org for registration details and candidate information.
If you haven't done so already, please complete your Census 2020 form. You can find it online at www.2020Census.gov. Remember, your submission directly impacts the amount of money your community receives for hospitals, schools, fire departments, and other resources.
Suggestions for Charitable Giving
Visit www.feedingamerica.org to find out how to donate or to find a food bank.
Visit www.redcross.org for information on how to donate or to organize a virtual blood drive.
Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org to help veterans and active duty personnel via donations or your time.
Support locally (Beaufort, SC area) - Visit www.originalgullahfestival.org, www.penncenter.com, and www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org for information on supporting community efforts, education, and the arts.
Remember to do what you can, when you can. Stay in touch with and reach out to family and friends, and check in on your neighbors.
Stay safe and be blessed,