The Sharing Center Launches Operation Good Samaritan
Campaign to assist neighbors financially affected by the Coronavirus pandemic crisis
LONGWOOD, FL, Apr. 1, 2020 — The Sharing Center is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis by addressing the needs of our community with Operation Good Samaritan. Thousands have lost their jobs and critical income due to business and store closures. Our organization is already experiencing and is anticipating a domino effect of personal hardships, we are working to help as many of our neighbors as possible with urgently needed financial assistance and hunger relief. Today, nearly 40% of Seminole County residents are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet. This crisis is only adding fuel to the fire. The Sharing Center’s Operation Good Samaritan effort will help ease the burdens of this experience on families and individuals.
There are two easy ways to participate in Operation Good Samaritan: 1. Make a one-time or monthly gift online at thesharingcenter.org or by texting TOGETHER to 50155. 2. Shop the Virtual Pantry Drive. An interactive and simple way to support our neighbors in need. Instead of making food donations, this is a great way to “Stay Separate, but Together.”
Charitable donations made to Operation Good Samaritan will be matched dollar for dollar up to $70,000. The Sharing Center’s goal is to raise $180,000. These funds will serve to provide essential resources to our community’s most vulnerable neighbors. The impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis have not fully been realized and we anticipate the need to increase as the crisis progresses.