Inspirational Stories During the COVID-19 Crisis

The news cycle surrounding COVID-19 can seem like a constant source of bad news, but there are inspirational stories out there that are sure to put a smile on your face. Take a moment during breaks or when you’re off shift to read these go-getter stories that demonstrate how the human spirit rises to the occasion during times like these.

Take, for example, the story of self-isolating Italians gathering on their balconies to send praise to the amazing healthcare workers in their country. These types of stories are being echoed all around the world, with Spanish citizens also taking the time to send their thanks.

Americans are Stepping Up, Too

But there are also stories here at home that deserve mention. As Americans, we all understand that “when times get tough, the tough get going.”

Crossing the Miles to Help

Georgia Healthcare workers are showing that state lines mean nothing when it comes to lending a helping hand. These selfless nurses are a beacon of light during this dark time, and no amount of gratitude and praise is ever enough for their efforts. By answering the call to help in New York, one of the hardest hit areas of the country, they are truly a testament to the American Spirit.

READ THEIR STORY

Puppy Love

“Mushing” has never been so appreciated as now. Just ask Hannah Lucas and her Northlane Siberian Huskies and Seppala Siberian Sled Dog Team. For almost a month now, she has been using her dogs to deliver much needed supplies to elderly residents, including food items and prescriptions.

WATCH HER STORY HERE

Sunny, a Golden Retriever, knows how to bring a little sunshine into the lives of a neighbor. Karen Eveleth, who lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado uses Sunny, who she has trained to help her with things around her own home, to deliver much needed supplies to a quarantined neighbor who has health issues.

WATCH THEIR STORY

Pre-Med Student Finds a Way to Help

Jayde Powell brings “grace” to the aisles of stores as she and her growing army of “shopping angel” volunteers shop for elderly neighbors.

Jayde, an honor student at the University of Nevada at Reno started "Shopping Angels" by enlisting about 20 members of her medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon. As need grew, she reached out to other classmates and turned to social media to recruit more.

THE ANGEL LIST IS GROWING

Tracking the Virus

High school student Avi Schiffmann, a junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, started a website to track how the coronavirus is affecting different countries. This inspiring young man took the lead, bringing his website online back in December when COVID-19 was basically confined to China. The site has now been visited by tens of millions of people, and from every country around the globe.

NOW THAT’S TEEN SPIRIT

American Companies Step Up to Help

Mike Lindell, from the MyPillow company, has switched production in his facilities from pillows to face masks. He hopes to take his efforts from 10,000 masks per day to 50,000 very shortly.  The masks will be immediately sent to hospitals in Minnesota and neighboring states.

HERE’S HOW HE DID IT

In the spirit of making spirits, many alcohol producers across the country have turned to making hand sanitizer. Various distilleries have stepped in to help people out as supplies on store shelves are dwindling.

READ THEIR HANDS-ON APPROACH

Together, We’ll Succeed

These are just a small list of the types of stories that demonstrate the true nature of “the human spirit” during trying times. We will get through this pandemic together, but the stories of how everyday people are stepping up to work together will resonate long after COVID-19 is gone.

As our everyday heroes, Staff Care would like to thank you for all the work you do. Know that we think of your hard work and dedication every day.



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