It is quite challenging for any human being to stay put and not do any type of activity that involves traveling or meeting his fellow humans face to face. That is precisely why the pandemic that fell upon the population of the world is so hard to deal with for most people. Fortunately, however, there have been many instances of people helping one another navigate this problem.
1. Collective aid
Collective aid is the type of movement that revolves around using the power of mass communication as well as organization to fulfil the higher purpose of helping the people around a particular area or region. These types of aids are through donations or just certain types of support that they show to raise the community’s morals in this time of crisis.
2. Donating to those in need
Donating can be performed reasonably easily via web browsing or social media accounts that spread the collective aid movement around the area they reside in. It comes in various forms, whether it be collecting money to gather resources that are inaccessible to the public, or spreading awareness on how to protect and deal with the disease and the risks of being infected on the rest of the population. Donating helps bring the community together in times of hardship and generates a sense of togetherness that overshadows the loneliness of staying home.
3. Social distancing
In a pandemic like the one the world is facing today, the best way to protect families, homes, neighborhoods, and the country is by staying home and applying the right measures to prevent contact as much as possible. That is the most effective way of mitigating the risks of external relationships and infectious cases. And if each citizen and neighbor sticks to the guidelines of collective aid, everyone will be safe, and the hospitals will only have to cure those unfortunate cases.
It is also of great importance to help the morals of the society that the person resides in, and keep the spirits up during the challenge. That is easily manageable through visits and calls to neighbors, posting about the great work that the neighborhood watch did to prevent the issue, contacting the authorities, and acquiring info on the topic and how to manage the situation in the community.
Charity work is a type of collective aid that is very effective in holding the community together and showing that good still exists. It consists of cleaning campaigns around the block or hosting a charity stream for people that are in desperate need of financial help.
6. Respecting the law
Having a certain amount of respect for law enforcement troops and health authorities is the key to positive collective aid and communication with those specific outlets. On the one hand, that will make it easier for the authorities in question to keep order and prevent chaos. On the other side, the community will stand together, united against the disease.
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Originally published on Live Positively.