#COVIDKindness: (n.) - a collection of ideas, messages, and opportunities to be kind to and supportive of one another during the Coronavirus pandemic, particularly towards Firefighters and their families.
1. Smiling and sharing gratitude for our First Responders.
2. Letting First Responders ahead of you at the grocery store.
3. Supporting local businesses and nonprofits that give back to First Responders.
4. Donating to FirefighterAid to help provide necessary resources for Firefighter families in need.
We know there's a lot of information coming at you and things are changing constantly, but there's something that remains the same: First Responders are always there for you, and we're always there for them!
By spreading #COVIDKindness together, we can all help bring a ray of sunshine to an otherwise gloomy situation. We can help care for our Firefighters and families in their time of need. We can make a positive difference in San Diego County! So, will you join us in sharing #COVIDKindness?
$9.11 - SD911MSC T-Shirt Face Mask
Share some #COVIDKindness with our extended fire families, particularly those who are immuno-compromised. A number of our immuno-compromised fire family members have asked if we had access to masks for their personal protection. Your donation can help us give those to them!
The wife of a retiree has made a number of multi-layered cloth masks with our SD911MSC t-shirts and firefighter fabric to help provide them to those in need.
$55 - FirefighterAid Comfort Bag
Be a hero to a hero by donating a comfort bag to support FirefighterAid's mission of providing care for Firefighters and their families in times of need. This bag is given to the a firefighter when they are hospitalized - line of duty, from illness, you name it. If they need help, we are rushing right over to check on them, help their families, and make sure that they have everything they could need in this bag to make their stay a little more comfortable.
#COVIDKindness in these bags:
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Activity Books (word searches, sudoku, cross words, etc.)
Markers and pens
NSAIDs for pain and fever reduction
Coffee, sugar, and creamer
$150 - Provide a Day's Worth of food for an ENTIRE Fire Station
Help feed our Firefighters who are out there on the frontlines not only responding to the usual calls, but they're also helping to take care of those affected by COVID-19.
Share some #COVIDKindness by donating to cover an entire day's worth of meals for them, so they can focus on keeping us safe rather than where their next meal is coming from or going to the grocery store.
$390 - Dinner for a WEEK for a Firefighter Family
Spread some #COVIDKindness by purchasing a week's worth of meals for a Firefighter family in need. Firefighters are being quarantined - some of them at home with their families. That means that they cannot go out and get groceries like usual. Help cover a week's worth of meals from some of our San Diego County restaurant friends for our families in their time of need.
Who's helping provide the food?
Stone Brewing Liberty Station and Escondido
Surf Rider Pizza Co. - Ocean Beach and La Mesa
Dinners by David Catering
Seasons 52 - UTC
O'Sullivan's Irish Pub - Escondido and Carlsbad