By Scott Files Apr 30, 2020
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
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.
“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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.