Helping Those In Need
Our community is coming together to meet the needs of those directly affected by this crisis.
- Milwaukee Public Schools' Milwaukee Connect campaign raised $1 million that will go toward getting its students more technology resources so that they can learn from home.
- Following the DNC, the DNCC donated $100,000 worth of laptops to MPS students.
- Milwaukee Neighborhood News Services created a handy explainer for anyone potentially facing eviction and wondering what the federal order to expand the eviction moratorium means.
- The Dohmen Company Foundation has partnered with Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative (CGHC) to launch a program that will supply 14 free meals per week to 100 CGHC members in need throughout the city, the BizTimes reported.
- Milwaukee Courier has an excellent list of apps and activity ideas for your kids. Regenia Henderson has started making masks for masks out of her Milwaukee home and her business is finding customers nationwide.
- Many Milwaukeeans are using their professions in surprising ways to help the community. Local photographer Andrew Feller is one of them. He’s been taking moving portraits of local business owners (from a safe distance) in front of their businesses to help promote their services during this incredibly difficult economy.
- Ayuda Matua MKE is a new group based on the south side that is translating coronavirus-related information for Spanish-speakers, and is also helping to feed the community by hosting pop-up food pantries.
- Fashion and footwear hotspot Bouchard’s has donated 10,000 face masks to Milwaukee-area hospitals and first responders.
- Central Standard Craft Distillery usually makes delectable spirits, but is putting those talents to a slightly different use. They're now creating bottles of sprayable hand sanitizer from vodka, and giving the hand sanitizer away for free to at-risk groups like nursing homes, homeless shelters, first responders, and food banks. We'll drink to that.