TOGETHER While Apart–Ways YOU can help
We can all offer assistance to those in need right now, in an effort to fill the gaps. Here are suggestions and links to information on ways you can help:
Donate to, volunteer at your local food bank:
Find ways to help feed students who depend on school lunches:
Support local, small businesses:
There are many local, small business struggling in our community. Support them and their employees with your business. Visit the site below for a full list (updated daily) of Forsyth County eateries & shops you can support.
Make a financial donation to the United Way of Forsyth County. Your generosity will help families and people in need access critical information and services like food, shelter, and more.
Check in with neighbors that are part of the most vulnerable members of your community, such as the elderly or homeless. Even volunteering to do simple tasks — such as grocery shopping, sharing child care or helping out with errands — can go a long way for those who may be in quarantine or have a compromised immune system.
Foster a dog or cat, volunteer or donate to our animal shelters:
Put your sewing skills to work!
Georgia’s Phoebe Putney Health System, facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus, has posted templates to make face masks.
Note: The Phoebe team and volunteers are using surgical sheets to make their reusable masks. The masks will be treated with water repellant in the laundering process. In the absence of surgical sheets, a thicker 50/50 or 60/40 machine washable cotton/polyester mix may be used. Phoebe will accept any fabric design.
Stay informed, stay safe, and follow CDC Guidelines
Take steps to protect yourself and to protect others:
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Stay home if you’re sick
Cover coughs and sneezes
Wear a facemask if you’re sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched areas