Curbing COVID-19: 3 Ways You Can Lend A Helping Hand

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Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, various individuals and organisations are doing what they can to show their support by contributing to the relief efforts. The Singapore government themselves have donated $730,000 to the World Health Organisation (WHO), whereas local organisations such as CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the President’s Challenge, and Great Eastern contributed $300,000, $250,000, and $200,000 respectively. Even Singapore PR and Indonesian tycoon, Dr Tahir, has offered his help by donating $500,000 to Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese Media Group.

While it may be slightly difficult on our part to donate such a huge amount to help in tackling the pandemic, it doesn’t mean we can’t be offering help at all. We too can do our part with a few simple ways – the effort being put into may not be a massive amount, but a little help will still go a long way in helping others during this period of time. So, putting aside our usual self-storage and workspace articles – here are three easy ways you can lend a helping hand.

Donate what you can

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During this period of time, nonprofit organisations and the medical industry are the ones who need as much help as possible. With the ongoing pandemic, it is already difficult for them to get funding, having to cancel a lot of their usual fundraising events and programs for the reason of public safety. Moreover, the fact that they already have limited financial reserves makes it a lot more difficult.

Chipping in financially doesn’t mean we have to donate a large amount, it can be as little as $5 to $10. By donating, they are able to attain more resources and be able to support those in financial need or others requiring immediate medical attention.

Offer to volunteer

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If you’d really like to contribute directly, one excellent way would be to volunteer. Especially during this crucial time of need, usual volunteers who may be at higher risk of contracting the disease due to medical conditions or old age, will not be able to help as frequently. As a result, the organisation will be short on manpower and be unable to deliver food and other basic necessities.

What you can do on your end is to contact local charities and find out how you can show your support. For instance, you could be doing delivery service without having to come in actual contact with the less fortunate; simply leave the food at the doorstep instead of handing it directly. Even if you would like to offer help in your own home, it is still possible with different ways like being a crisis counsellor on a hotline service or helping with grant writing.

Act as a voice

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Uncertainty lies deep within many during this unfortunate period. In other words, another way you can offer your help is by reassuring all these individuals who are unsure of what they can do, how to stay healthy or get help.

Gather any helpful information on social media, provide platforms where people can show their support or get them or share guidance and local volunteer opportunities about where people can offer a helping hand to those heavily impacted by the pandemic.

Without a doubt, many remain confused, not knowing how exactly they can get through the crisis, and as a result, are left feeling paranoid, stressed, and uneasy. Despite that being the case, it just means that we all have to join together and help one another. We will still be giving access to existing tenants with either rented workspaces or self storages. Still, we urge existing tenants to abide by the government Circuit Breaker guidelines. If we all do our part by keeping our distance, staying healthy, and helping other businesses pull through amidst this crisis – we can combat the pandemic together.

We offer some of the cheapest self storages and workspaces within Singapore, where the range for storage units begin from 6 sqft and can go up to 730 sqft, while workspaces are from 88 sqft onwards. Meanwhile, we also provide camera surveillance and accessibility all day long, giving you access to your space at your own time and availability. Putting work and storage space together, this has allowed for improved efficiency in goods acquisition and eases logistics procedures significantly, in turn, resulting in elevated customer service.

If you wish to find out more about Work+Store and our other storage options, feel free to contact us at +65 6578 9966 or WhatsApp us at (65) 8345 9966. Alternatively, you can email us at space@workstore.com.sg for more information!