For the first time in human history, the entire world is focused on one problem -@naval
One bright spot in the COVID-19 pandemic is everyone coming together to fight a common enemy (maybe, for the first time ever?). Many of the most iconic companies and institutions in the PNW have been announcing initiatives to help out during this crisis, so here is a (non-comprehensive) list
of cool PNW COVID-19 projects I’ve been watching:
🚸 Helping parents
offering a free service matching parents to childcare programs run by teachers and care providers (max 3 children). Pacific Science Center
curating learning materials and hosting live streams about science. Oceans Initiative
offering a free virtual marine biology camp. Audible
providing free audiobooks for children and teens.
🤗 Staying healthy and happy
releasing a smart wristband that buzzes when you touch your face. Mystery
creating a “Night In” mystery box with dinner and activities from local businesses. Seattle Symphony
live streaming performances. Dance Church
live streaming events. SnapBar
selling gift boxes with products from local businesses.
💼 Staying productive
releasing free templates to help businesses prepare for and communicate about COVID-19. WFH tips
from Geekwire and local CEOs. Microsoft
making Teams free (and lots of companies finally using their licenses). Madrona CEOs
sharing advice on how to manage through downturns.
👩🔬 Advancing research
: Fred Hutch
leading the way in testing and tracking the virus. Kaiser Permanente
launching the first vaccine trial. AI2
building an open research dataset. Gates
funding the global COVID-19 response, public health agencies, and a therapeutic accelerator.
🌟 How can you help?
Check out All In Seattle
, where you can donate directly to established 501c3 non-profits that are already on the ground and deploying resources quickly!
Let me know if you have other stories/links! Would love to add them to the list!