The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in some way or another. The impact is undeniable and has left a lot of people feeling helpless. We’re proud to serve the Phoenix area; let’s explore some ways we can all help make an impact and help those in need in the local Phoenix community.
Across the United States, 2,700 blood drives were canceled as a result of the pandemic. The Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage. The need for blood has never been greater. If you are in good health and meet blood donation requirements, this is a great time to help those in need.
Donate to United Way
Valley of the Sun United Way always works to support the Phoenix community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to reach those who most need aid. To donate or inquire about other ways to help, visit their website.
Food Bank Support and Home Delivery
There are a lot of vulnerable community members who need assistance right now. Some families find themselves facing monetary difficulty and can’t afford groceries. For those with preexisting conditions and the elderly, going to grocery stores may not be safe. If you know a neighbor who could be in need, asking if you can help is always a good idea.
Here are several organizations welcoming new volunteers to help others in our community.
Waste Not Inc: People often think of food banks first when wanting to help out, but some areas are often overlooked. Waste Not Inc. is looking for volunteers to pick up food, donated by businesses, and deliver them to the food banks to be distributed. What a great way to do some good while using your reliable Honda Pilot to get around.
AZCEND: Multiple volunteer opportunities are available with AZCEND. You can help at the food bank, offer cleaning support, or deliver meals to those in need.
Volunteer From Home
If you are self-isolating or quarantining and do not feel comfortable working in public, several organizations are looking for volunteers to help from home.
St Vincent de Paul: If you do not mind administrative work, St Vincent de Paul requires your skills. They are also in need of volunteers to lead crafts and activities.
Valleywise Health: Those looking to help healthcare workers can help by sewing masks.
Honda’s Commitment to the Community
Honda is committed to the community through this crisis and has donated $1 million dollars to nonprofit organizations helping to feed those in need. They’ve also donated N95 masks, PPE, and are utilizing 3D printers for the creation of face masks to support those who are on the front-lines in healthcare. To find out more about Honda’s commitment to the community, click here.
Contact your local Honda dealer to find out what options they offer for assisting customers with vehicle sales and Honda service during COVID-19.