Nikkei Asian Review: Tiananmen museum seeks funds to preserve crackdown relics online

Nikkei Asian Review: Tiananmen museum seeks funds to preserve crackdown relics online. “The operators of the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen crackdown have begun a global crowdfunding drive to take their collection online, prodded by the looming national security law Beijing plans to impose in Hong Kong.”

‘The favour is returned’: 173 years on, Irish donors thank Native Americans (RTE)

RTE: ‘The favour is returned’: 173 years on, Irish donors thank Native Americans. “The organisers of a fundraising campaign for Native Americans hit by the coronavirus have thanked Irish donors for their support. People from Ireland have been sending money through a ‘GoFundMe’ page set up to help Navajo and Hopi families, with many of the Irish donors saying it was a way of saying thank you for the support shown to Ireland during the Great Famine.”

TechCrunch: The ‘Wikipedia of COVID-19’ has launched a crowdfunding drive to keep going

TechCrunch: The ‘Wikipedia of COVID-19’ has launched a crowdfunding drive to keep going. “The Handbook has created a free online library, not unlike Wikipedia, where technologists, doctors and other specialists can find projects, share best practices, and communicate. This prevents them from wasting time working on the same problems associated with the pandemic, or at least seeing how others have solved them before attempting anything new. The CTH is already at over five hundred pages, including everything from community finance tools to ventilator designs and has now been viewed over 500,000 times in the UK and abroad. The launch of the Handbook has enabled UK doctors to advise their peers in Ecuador on developing safe personal protective equipment; mutual aid groups in the UK to sharing ways of organizing volunteers and their finances; and the exchange of models, data and infographics charting the progress in stopping the virus.”

GeekWire: Two Seattle tech workers stick it to coronavirus with virtual ‘Gumwall’ to benefit restaurant workers

GeekWire: Two Seattle tech workers stick it to coronavirus with virtual ‘Gumwall’ to benefit restaurant workers. “Seattle’s famously gooey Gum Wall tourist attraction was scrubbed of an estimated 1 million pieces of chewing gum back in 2015. In 2020, visitors to a new website called Gumwall can spend a buck to remove a single piece of virtual ‘gum,’ and cleaning the wall this time will benefit restaurant and hospitality workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.”

CNET: Facebook rolls out tool to make it easier to help during the coronavirus outbreak

CNET: Facebook rolls out tool to make it easier to help during the coronavirus outbreak. “Called Community Help and released in the US and four other countries on Tuesday, the online hub displays fundraisers and posts from Facebook users within 50 miles of their location who are requesting or offering assistance. Users can filter posts by categories such as supplies, transportation and business support, making it easier for them to connect with the right person or volunteer group. People on Facebook are already using features such as groups to help out, but the new Community Help tool will display all this information in one place.”

CNET: How to help restaurants, hospitals and people during the coronavirus outbreak

CNET: How to help restaurants, hospitals and people during the coronavirus outbreak. “While the world braces for cases of the COVID-19 disease to swell and for the economic and social impacts to fully make themselves known, read on for ways you can act — from donating personal protective equipment to hospitals to remote volunteering or sending a letter to a stranger just to let them know you’re there.”

Now on GitHub: Relief Fund Registry

Found via Reddit: Relief Fund Registry. “The Covid-19 crisis has severely impacted many folks’ ability to generate income and cover their living expenses. Fortunately, there are a multitude of funding options available for individuals during these troubling times, and we’ve created a simple aggregator of available organizations through which you or your family can apply to receive a helping hand.”

State of Maine: Governor Mills Launches New Online Resource Outlining Ways Mainers Can Help Mainers During COVID-19 Pandemic

State of Maine: Governor Mills Launches New Online Resource Outlining Ways Mainers Can Help Mainers During COVID-19 Pandemic. “In response to the extraordinary generosity of Maine people, businesses, and organizations looking to help during these challenging times, Governor Janet Mills today launched a new online resource, coronavirus.maine.gov/mainehelps, to outline ways in which Maine people can support efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.”

New York Times: GoFundMe Confronts Coronavirus Demand

New York Times: GoFundMe Confronts Coronavirus Demand. “Between March 20 and March 24, the number of coronavirus-related campaigns on GoFundMe shot up by 60 percent, from 22,000 to 35,000. The stories told on those fund-raising pages convey the breadth of destruction that the new coronavirus has wreaked — grieving families facing costs for funerals that few will be able to attend, food pantries stretched thin, and unemployed artists, bartenders, substitute teachers and manicurists simply trying to survive.”

Mashable: Coronavirus is making it even harder for people to access food in America. Here’s how to help.

Mashable: Coronavirus is making it even harder for people to access food in America. Here’s how to help.. “…while you’re social distancing, here are six organizations you can support that are working to ensure people can eat while the coronavirus rages on. Each nonprofit has a three or four star rating on Charity Navigator, which evaluates charitable organizations in the U.S.”

Vox: Here’s how you can help people who’ve lost jobs or housing in the wake of coronavirus

Vox: Here’s how you can help people who’ve lost jobs or housing in the wake of coronavirus. “Social distancing measures recommended by authorities mean helping in person isn’t an option for the vast majority of Americans right now, but there are many worthy organizations seeking monetary donations to continue their work for a variety of affected communities. For many, money has never been tighter. But for those with a few dollars to spare, they can help vulnerable communities have a buffer long after the spread of Covid-19 is contained. Here are a few ways you can assist.” Good, well-annotated list.

Mashable: Relying on crowdfunding to pay health bills? It’s more common than you might think.

Mashable: Relying on crowdfunding to pay health bills? It’s more common than you might think.. “Researchers from NORC at the University of Chicago recently conducted a survey to learn about the prevalence of crowdfunding health campaigns. It turns out that a large swath of the American public — approximately 50 million, or 20 percent of Americans — have contributed to these sorts of campaigns. What’s more, eight million Americans have started a campaign to help pay for medical expenses for themselves or someone in their household, while 12 million had started a campaign for someone else. According to the researchers’ survey, that’s three percent and five percent, respectively.”

The Lace Museum: An Online Archive for Historic Costuming (Kickstarter)

I haven’t mentioned a Kickstarter for a while but this looks great: The Lace Museum: An Online Archive for Historic Costuming. “The Lace Museum will be a free online museum which documents my extensive collection. I have already taken thousands of high-quality photos showcasing my pieces from every angle: close up, far away, front and back, honing in on all the interesting details that makes every piece special. It is an unprecedented look at the incredible craftsmanship and beauty of these pieces. A digital museum gives me the unique opportunity to show anyone, anywhere in the world pieces that may be rare, valuable, or difficult to otherwise display at a much closer scale than even an in-person exhibit could.”