My friend Jessa (above) was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer toward the beginning of the COVID stay-at-home time. This is her Caring Bridge site and this is her gofundme. Also, if you'd like to help her while helping yourself to some new music, you can now pre-order the Quarantine Dream compilation (w/my song Michelangelo recorded with Tommy) here.
COVID CARE FUND/MERCY VINEYARD - A great place to donate to help out folks struggling due to COVID-19 impact.
MASKS - To find out how you can help with local efforts in your neighborhood to make sure everyone in MN has a mask that needs one, please go to the Mask Mayday page of Junket: Tossed & Found.
EMOTIONAL CARE FOR KIDS - My friend Keely Mosely from Ireland has the loveliest page on Facebook called Shepherding Lambs Counselling and Training Service. Her posts are insightful and she does offer free trainings on that page from time to time, and counseling appointments can also be booked there (although she is in Ireland so I imagine there would be a time difference to navigate if you are in the U.S.).
FOOD in NE Mpls - Food shelves and meals
COVID CARE FUND - My church - Mercy Vineyard in NE Minneapolis - has funded a COVID Care Fund that we use to help out members of our community. If you attend Mercy, you can submit a request for needed funds for yourself or for others in the community who have been impacted by COVID-19. I have been able to submit for a few friends and the requests were approved, so please let me know if there is something you need help with. I personally have been unemployed before and have used food shelves and unemployment when necessary - there is no shame in having needs.
MASKS in NE Mpls - Betsy Grace Matheson has been working along with local efforts here in NE Mpls to sew masks for those in need of them. She herself is making masks for those whose personal health or job makes them vulnerable (free of charge). Go to BetsyMade.com to learn more!