Over the last year or so, we have seen the coronavirus wreak havoc of unprecedented nature. The pandemic has unsettled many families all across the globe both physically and financially. The economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic are just beginning to unravel. Many still need our help even though almost a year has elapsed since the pandemic started. In this discussion, we are going to talk about the role charity has played during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only that, but we also emphasize the need of continuing the good work that humans have been doing for the last year or so. By the end of this discussion, we are certain that you will realize how important donations are, irrespective of their amount! Donations that are saving millions from being ruined completely, donations that are providing people with a chance to have another go at life! The charity that is giving hope to many!
Why governments can’t take care of everything?
We know some of you have been thinking about the obvious, and we don’t blame you for thinking about this. After all, what are governments and administrations for? All those resources at their disposal! Well, the main reason why governments and state machinery could not take care of all of their citizens during the lethal first wave of the virus was the utter unprecedented nature of the pandemic. This was not a problem associated with third world countries only. Healthcare systems, economies, and transportation collapsed like a house of cards even in the most developed countries of the world, like the USA and the UK. Numbers are still accruing as we speak, which is tragic. But it shows that the level of effort required to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the admin level was just never needed before.
We have to save us!
With economies reviving slowly despite the second wave of the virus getting more and more intense with each day passing, governments are finally getting in a position where they can take care of their citizens. However, the stage where every citizen of every country will be taken care of by the state is still a dream. So, humanity must be the only emotion we should be experiencing at this historical moment in the pandemic. We call it historic because this phase, the early quarter of 2021 is a sort of make or breakpoint. Vaccination has started but the second wave and new strains pose a threat too lethal to be swept aside with the same ignorance shown at the beginning of the first wave. So, helping each other these tough times is important because there is sunshine lurking behind the dark clouds, all that we have got to do is hang in there!
Help doesn’t stop because of lockdowns!
Or partial lockdowns. But that doesn’t matter. During the first wave of the pandemic, we saw people coming together and help each other in a manner that was quite heart-warming, putting things mildly. Social distancing protocols were followed, provisions were supplied to those who needed them within a matter of days! Of course, we are talking about the general spirit of generosity that saved the world from being engulfed by the doom and gloom of the pandemic. The relief was not universal! The key takeaway from this? When faced with a life-threatening challenge, the human race will go to any lengths to thwart that challenge!
Ways to help
If you couldn’t take part in COVID-19 relief activities during the first wave, you can still become a part of the global drive that is saving millions all around the world. Humanity is the chief organizer, get in touch soon! If you are wondering about how you can play your part effectively, there are more ways than you can imagine. Of course, there is the most obvious financial charity that is most handy for those in your vicinity who have lost their jobs because of the countrywide lockdowns. Other than that, you can also help by chipping in with food provisions. Oh, and to stop the spread of the virus, you can distribute sanitizers and masks to people who do not have enough money to purchase these hygiene products. You defeat the virus, you help the community. A win-win for everyone!
Role of NGOs and INGOs
At this point in the discussion, let us applaud the role NGOs and INGOs have played in mitigating the damaging impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many organizations launched food drives, others managed the burden of increasing patients by funding for their medical treatment. Still, others played an important role in raising awareness about the pandemic. Their good work is still going on as we speak, one such organization that has played its role during the COVID-19 pandemic efficiently is Transparent Hands!
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
The fight continues!
As a race, we have shown our grit and determination. But the good work doesn’t end here. Ramadan is coming up, Muslims all around the world pay zakat in this holy month. But we are sure that many of them are thinking about paying zakat early this year, just to help those who still need our help. A month ago, it was the spirit of generosity during Christmas that helped many have another go at life. So, we guess, what we are saying is keep fighting against the new normal till we have got back our old normal!