As many of you know, COVID-19 has left the world in a tragic state. Many people have lost their lives, their loved ones, and their general state of well-being. To prevent the spread of this disease many industries including the film industry have been forced to temporarily shut down until the pandemic is over. Please check out the links below for more information about the Coronavirus and to find ways you can help.
VISIT THE CDC'S WEBSITE
For Accurate Information about the COVID-19 pandemic visit the Center for Disease Control's official website. Social media has been the worst during the pandemic. Not all of the information you read online is accurate, so please take the time to find out the facts. The CDC's website has tons of useful information including how to protect yourself & what to do if you think you or a loved one is sick.
FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
FYI: If you work as a background actor your employer is the company listed on your voucher & checks. (Ex: Legacies payroll company is Elevate).
-How to File for Unemployment.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS NEED HELP
-How to help Emory healthcare & other medical facilities.
THE GIVING KITCHEN
The Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
For safety reasons high risk individuals and those living with high risk individuals should avoid visiting public places. If you need help don't be afraid to ask friends, neighbors, or volunteer organizations.
-Newton County Georgia Sheriff's Office & Ramsey Produce offering fresh produce free delivery to high-risk individuals who are unable to leave their home amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
FREE FACE MASKS
-The link above will connect you to people who are making & donating homemade face masks. According to the CDC's website you do not need to wear a mask unless you have symptoms, or are caring for someone with symptoms.
GEORGIA ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
The Georgia Energy Assistance Program (EAP), known nationally as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction). The Georgia EAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
-FREE Take virtual museum tours.
-Lets you group chat while watching Netflix.
-I'm new to Pintrest, but when I found out we needed to isolate & stay home I made a board full of goals and projects I wanted to learn during the quarantine. I've learned so much about gardening!
DON'T GLUE YOURSELF TO SOCIAL MEDIA
I've seen some horrible comments, scams, & false information spreading on social media that is causing a ton of anxiety. However, I've also seen some amazing creations as well. Be smart with your social media, use it sparingly, & don't let yourself become a mindless scrolling zombie. Work in your yard, draw, read, dance, exercise, write, and unleash your creativity.
-FREE Yale University Class.
-FREE Downloads for kids & parents.
CONSIDER FOSTERING A CHILD
If you have ever thought about fostering or adopting a child now is a great time to learn more about it. Some states have different rules, and some have online classes, you must take before being approved.
Foster/Adoption Agencies to Research
-This site has several Georgia adoption & fostering agencies.
The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamp benefits, & social services to assist low-income families or families in crisis.
FOSTER AN ANIMAL
If you've ever thought about adopting or fostering an animal now is the best time to do it, since most people are stuck at home and able to spend more time with the animals. Pets are also a great way to help you get through some of the loneliness you may feel while in isolation.
Animal Shelters to Research
-This website has a list of most of the animal shelters in Georgia.
-Many shelters are in high demand for fosters.
If you research volunteer organizations you can find several that allow you to work from home, have minimal contact with other people, or if you are healthy enough & have a lower risk of having several COVID symptoms you could volunteer to help people in person.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak there is a critical need for blood & platelets. All eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients.
Make Money & Help People buy Selling Plasma
-look up plasma centers in your area to find out where you can sell your blood plasma.
MAKE & DONATE FACE MASKS
-How to Sew a Face Mask for Beginners.
-A Facebook group in Tucker, GA that helps people make, collect, and donates masks to people & healthcare facilities in need.
-Tucker, GA Response to Coronavirus.
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If you would like to donate money during this time, you can find organizations online that you are passionate about and need your help. Below are links to places needing & accepting donations, but there are even more online.
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Advertise by Donating to Legacies Background Actors
Since the Coronavirus forced us to stop filming CW's Legacies before the season was finished many of our core background actors who had been booked for a month's worth of work were unexpectedly left without a source of income. To help with their loss of work, I am paying some of them to make videos I can post on our social media pages.
If you would like to donate money, coupons, or gift cards we will help promote you, your business, or charity, on our Instagram.
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PLACES STILL HIRING DURING THE OUTBREAK...
Most nonessential business have been shut down because of the Coronavirus, but a lot of new positions have opened up at the following places. Medical workers are also in a high demand.
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MORE WAYS TO HELP...
Click the links below to learn more about how to help those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Text: Home to 741-741
Text: TalkWithUs to 66-746
Text: START to 678-678
Text: LOVEIS to 22-522