In the United States, every first Monday in the month of September is deemed Labor Day and everyone thinks about the long weekend differently. According to this one Chicago Tribune piece dated last year, Labor Day is, or at least was, a sad day. A day “taken for granted” and another reminder “that it is time to get back into the mindset required for nine months of school and work ahead.” A.k.a summer is over. Other articles, however, aren’t as negative. Either way, this Labor Day, whether you plan to enjoy it or not, we’d like to dedicate the national holiday to our Frontline workers, our heroes since COVID-19 upended our world.
Here are 3 different ways to help celebrate and support them this year:
Send Frontline workers a gift to their place of work
This one could be as simple as reaching out to your local hospital and seeing if you could offer to send a team contact-less food delivery or flowers.
Step up to volunteer
Whether you want to volunteer by making face masks for the workers or signing up to provide them with wellness checks, there are many ways you can make a difference. Here’s a good website to consider if you want to volunteer to support our fellow frontline heroes.
Donate to the COVID-19 Frontline Health Worker Fund
Last but not least, health workers need training, equipment, and support. That’s why a COVID-19 Frontline Health Worker Fund was created, in order to provide health workers the essential things they need. If you’re in a place to give, consider donating to this fund.