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Michelle Obama revelation: Former FLOTUS shares suggestions on how to help during coronavirus crisis
Former First Lady Michelle Obama remains actively continuing her initiatives even after leaving the White House back in 2017. In light of the coronavirus crisis, the former First Lady shared some words of comfort and suggestions on how to cope during the pandemic.
Obama took to Instagram to give some assurance and support to everyone in a lengthy post, sharing a series of images filled with suggestions on how able people can help during this time.
“These past few weeks have been scary and difficult for many of us. We just don’t have a roadmap for what we’re currently experiencing - that in and of itself can bring up feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and fear. Not to mention the worry we feel about the health and safety of our parents, children, and loved ones and the financial security of so many families. Whatever you’re going through right now, I want you to know you aren’t alone. Even as we practice social distancing, this new normal is something we are figuring out together,” wrote Obama in her caption.
The former First Lady asked her followers to share in the comments how they can help their local communities, but she also gave some assurance to those who may be suffering mentally due to the chaos brought on by the coronavirus. “And don’t forget: It’s okay to take a breath, too. Be gentle with yourself. Log off when you need to, take a break if you can, and let others know when you’d like a little help.”
In the slides, she shared her suggestions, such as contacting local schools to volunteer to help in their food distribution programs, offering to pick up groceries for the elderly and those who are most at risk of contracting the coronavirus, and even something as simple as purchasing gift certificates from businesses for future use.
At the same time, Obama is also actively encouraging people to register to vote and came up with a fun way to do it. The former First Lady is teaming up with DJ D-Nice to host an online #CouchParty event. The three-hour event is organized by Obama’s nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, would involve the volunteers to text 50,000 eligible voters.
Obama was recently among the guests who tuned in to DJ D-Nice’s online dance parties called “Homeschool at Club Quarantine” as a way to encourage social distancing.