COVID-19 Disaster Relief Effort
COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate, like the common cold. But it can be more severe in older adults and people with chronic health conditions.
The virus is most likely to be spread from person to person by droplets when coughing and from contact with surfaces where those droplets have landed. Since this virus is new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads.
What Cancer Patients Should Know about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Are cancer patients at a higher risk of developing the coronavirus?
Patients who are in active cancer treatment may be more likely to develop complications should they contract COVID-19, because their immune systems are often weakened by cancer and its treatments. Those who have underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Cancer patients who finished treatment a few years ago or longer have immune systems that have most likely recovered, but each person is different. The majority of individuals who do get the coronavirus will have a mild case.
What can I do to reduce my risk of developing the coronavirus?
You should be following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to reduce your risk. These include:
Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Practice social distancing – staying six feet away from others and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Agraj Seva Kendra has partnered with the Princeton Radiation Oncology to supply grocery and other essentials to cancer patients in the North Brunswick, South Brunswick, East Brunswick, Monroe Township and neighborhood.
We need volunteers who are willing to pick up grocery and other essential supplies and deliver to cancer patients strictly following social distancing guidelines. Interested volunteers are requested to email their information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agraj Seva Kendra is also collecting donations to meet the expenses. You are requested to click the donation button and donate liberally for the cause. Your donation is tax deductible and we will provide official donation receipt
Agraj Seva Kendra implores you, our generous members and friends to come together and donate to our COVID-19 Disaster Relief Effort in whatever way you can.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our communities, personal and financial lives. It may be a big request to our members to help us fund this donation effort. But, if you are able to help, no donation is too small!