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.



Useful Links

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. 

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov


FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

dol.georgia.gov


FYI: If you work as a background actor your employer is the company listed on your voucher & checks. (Ex: Legacies payroll company is Elevate).


youtube.com/watch?v=L5MdmGZ_5zs

-How to File for Unemployment.


HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS NEED HELP

 emoryhealthcare.org/covid

-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.

thegivingkitchen.org/covid19

facebook.com/groups/ATLrestaurantworkers


GET HELP

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.

 

covnews.com/news/ncso

-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

docs.google.com/forms

-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:

  • Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance.
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

benefits.gov/benefit/1554


ENTERTAINMENT

artsandculture.google.com

-FREE Take virtual museum tours.


netflixparty.com

-Lets you group chat while watching Netflix.

-Who wants to binge Legacies & The Originals?


pinterest.com/pinterest/stay-safe-stay-inspired/

-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. 


ONLINE CLASSES

coursera.org/learn

-FREE Yale University Class.


friendzy.co/friendzy-freebies

-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. 

nfpaonline.org/foster

fostergeorgia.com

fosternow.org


Foster/Adoption Agencies to Research

galaa.org/adoption-agencies

-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.

fostergeorgia.com/social-media


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

dogloversdigest.com/georgia

-This website has a list of most of the animal shelters in Georgia.

-Many shelters are in high demand for fosters.


furkids.org/volunteer

atlantahumane.org

pawsatlanta.org


VOLUNTEER

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. 


DONATE BLOOD 

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.

redcrossblood.org/give.


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

youtube.com/watch

-How to Sew a Face Mask for Beginners.


facebook.com/groups

-A Facebook group in Tucker, GA that helps people make, collect, and donates masks to people & healthcare facilities in need.


FACEBOOK GROUPS...

facebook.com/groups

-Tucker, GA Response to Coronavirus.

More info coming soon...


DONATE  MONEY

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.


DONATION LINKS...

unitedway.org/recovery

More info coming soon...


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.

Donate Here: paypal.me/pools/c/8nElKDK5qY

If you would like your business promoted please email  dashia@castingalltalent.com.


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.


Domino's

jobs.dominos.com


Walmart

careers.walmart.com


Kroger

jobs.kroger.com


Amazon

amazondelivers.jobs


Publix

corporate.publix.com/careers


Sprouts

about.sprouts.com/careers


Walgreens

jobs.walgreens.com


Trader Joe's

traderjoes.avature.net/careers


Papa Johns

jobs.papajohns.com/search


Aldi

careers.aldi.us


All Turf Lawn Care

allturflawncare.com/careers


CVS

jobs.cvshealth.com


MORE WAYS TO HELP...

Click the links below to learn more about how to help those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Join a virtual can drive


Support local, urban farmers


Buy a hand washing station for the homeless & displaced


Pack meals with Hands on Atlanta on Fridays 


Donate to children & families experiencing homelessness 


Vote for the cutest self-quarantined pup 


Support food service workers 


Get essential baby supplies to moms in need


Host a drive for Atlanta Community Food Bank


Donate to Cobb Community Foundation


Give to the IRC’s Crisis Prevention Fund


Support Latino Community Fund


Atlanta Survival Program


Donate blood to the American Red Cross 


Open Hand Atlanta


MUST Ministries Donations and Volunteers Needed


Host a displaced student or their belongings 


COVID Relief Fund


Connect someone with help through 2-1-1


Scholarship Academy


Operation Gratitude 


Downloadable Content

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

has released information on sites across Georgia serving free meals to children during COVID-19. Click download below to see locations where free meals can be picked up.


Crisis Numbers


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: 1-800-273-8255

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line

 Text: Home to 741-741

www.crisistextline.org

Disaster Distress Hotline

Call: 1-800-985-5990

Text: TalkWithUs to 66-746

www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)

 Call: 1-866-488-7386

 Text: START to 678-678

www.thetrevorproject.org

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

 Call: 1-800-799-7233 

 Text: LOVEIS to 22-522

www.thehotline.org/help


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