We’ve all been there at one time or another.
We’ve struggled. We’ve lost loved ones. We’ve lost jobs. We’ve lost our way and we’ve lost hope. We’ve all needed help. Perhaps now, more
than ever, our eyes are opened to the abundant needs of those around us. But what can we do to help?
Research proves, time and time again, that helping others is good for mental, spiritual and physical health. When we volunteer our time and resources for the benefit of someone else, we lower our risk for depression, reduce our stress levels, exercise our minds and bodies and find purpose in the world. But more importantly, we all know it’s the right thing to do. While the Corona Virus has certainly hampered the ability for many of us to live a “normal” life, it has wreaked havoc on those in greater need.
We’ve watched our friends, neighbors and loved ones come together – put aside political strongholds – and get down to the business of caring for one another. We’ve learned that when we help each other, we all win.
Although we could not have anticipated what life would be like when we finally launched NeedU, we’re confident that there could not be a better time than now. We’re excited to see all of the good that NeedU will bring. We’re hopeful that the wave of generosity that this pandemic has created will continue and that our culture will forever be changed because we choose to see the needs around us.
Perhaps the silver lining of this past year has been the reminder that, at the end of the day and when our backs are up against the wall, the human spirit is at its core, intrinsically good.
So we challenge you. How can you give back? Who in your network is struggling and what role can you play in providing a helping hand? Think about your elderly neighbor who could use some help raking leaves, buying groceries or preparing meals. Or what about the new mom who is caring for a baby while homeschool her other children? Or your friend who lost a parent and is simultaneously grieving while trying to navigate funeral preparations now marred by COVID restrictions. Needs abound. That’s why we’re here.