I put out a message on the Charlottesville Mutual Aid Facebook group:
I’m available to assist, tell me how I can help.
I have several dozen eggs from my chickens, can you come pick them up and distribute to anyone who needs them?
Of course! I responded, the catch is, I haven’t managed to connect with anyone directly, how about this;
I “buy” the eggs from you and instead of paying you directly, I donate the money to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, a local organization that is providing small grants (several hundred dollars) to those who need to pay their bills and buy groceries right now.
Any local farmers want to do the same deal with me? I’ll “buy” meat or vegetables from you and send the money directly to CACF because, although majorly decreased, I still have cash coming in (and I’m going to spend money on these products anyway #winningallaround).
I am also donating 10% of my Posture Studio Pilates teaching paychecks to CACF in gratitude of the ability to be making any income right now.
(By the way, a little plug for my online live Mat Pilates classes, Posture Studio is offering these on a sliding scale, starting at $5. My classes are Monday’s 5:30pm est and Thursday’s 10am est. Do Pilates, do good, for you and me and someone in need.)