Ways to Help Others During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption for many people in the Charleston area.  As always, The Cassina Group is committed to promoting the well-being of our community.  We have been receiving questions from clients on things they can do to help to help the community, so we’ve put together a list of some ways to volunteer:

  1. One80 Place (Downtown): One80 Place is in need of volunteers to help prepare to-go meals for residents.  Extra safety protocols have been enacted to ensure everyone’s safety including temperature checks, social distancing among volunteers and no interaction with residents.  Breakfast and dinner volunteers are especially needed at this time.
  2. Lowcountry Food Bank (North Charleston):  Now more than ever, people in Charleston are relying on resources such as the Lowcountry Food Bank for necessary food and supplies.  If you are part of the low-risk population for COVID-19, they need your help to pack food for BackPack Buddies and Disaster Relief Boxes.  Gloves will be provided and you are encouraged to bring your own face covering.
  3. The Blood Connection (North Charleston):  Due to the pandemic, local blood banks are running extremely low on donations.  The Blood Connection’s newly renovated center in North Charleston is a great place to donate.  They offer the ability to schedule an appointment and are taking special safety precautions during the pandemic.
  4. “Community Buddy” Program (virtual): Local community engagement group Enough Pie is looking for volunteers to be neighbor buddies for vulnerable communities on the Upper Peninsula and West Ashley.  Volunteers will need to check in via phone at least two times a week with their buddies and help gather information on their critical needs.
  5. Thank a Teacher (virtual): Trident United Way is organizing a card drive to thank Lowcountry teachers for all that they do for their students and communities.  You can request a set of cards be mailed to you or complete cards online.

There are also many fundraisers going on throughout the Lowcountry to help raise money for those economically impacted by the virus. Click here for a list of ways to contribute.