People Helping People: Saint Paul's School in Clearwater rallies to collect thousands of pounds of food
On April 24, the community at Saint Paul’s School, the Clearwater-based independent school, rallied to support Canning the Cornavirus, a campaign organized by RCS Pinellas (Religious Community Services, Inc.) to meet the increased demands being placed on the RCS Food Bank. The school collected 2,052 pounds of non-perishable food in three hours, and received a substantial […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is generating a host of negative side effects — in our economy, in our social lives, in our sense of well-being. But among the most urgent problems right now, due to record- breaking unemployment, is hunger. At Feeding Tampa Bay, for instance, online requests for support are up “a staggering 400 percent.” […]
In recent weeks, I’ve been recommending online arts offerings from close by and far away. Lots more keep popping up, which is great, but here’s the thing: We can’t just sit back and watch, assuming everything will go back to normal in the future. We have to help these artists and arts organizations right now, […]
A friend of dRTB’s shared the following post with us. She is experiencing the crisis first-hand; her husband and three children all tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. While her children are getting better, it’s continuing to be a tough road to recovery for her husband, who has been quarantined in a small room in […]
NOTE: A version of this story appears in the print and digital editions of the Spring 2020 issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, which went to press before the COVID-19 outbreak. The dates and other plans mentioned in that version of the story have since changed; the following contains updated information. Let’s see. What would […]
With COVID-19, as with any national disaster, the need for up-to-date information is crucial — not only information about the disease itself, but about the people affected by it. The Tampa Bay Times and WUSF are doing exemplary work in this regard, but it’s also heartening to see local businesspeople and bloggers come together to […]
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