Access Weekly JOYFLASH
March 27, 2020
We are living in unprecedented times and the news is overwhelming. At Access, our teams are knee deep in communicating and reporting on how Coronavirus is impacting our clients, their industries and how the situation itself is changing daily. It’s a lot. That’s why, we’ve decided to create a happy distraction… so, until further notice, the Access JOYFLASH will be coming your way every Friday, each week curated by a different researcher’s sense of All the News That Does Not Suck. enJOY
Not Everyone is an Asshole, Continued
- ‘People Need Immediate Relief,’ and Online Donors Make It Happen
If you don’t follow Shea Serrano on Twitter, do so immediately. Last week, the New York Times Best Seller (and my favorite writer) reached out to his 345K Twitter followers to raise money for those in need. By Sunday night he had raised $10,000 — not for a traditional charity like the Red Cross but to send directly to people who posted screenshots of student-loan statements and past-due medical bills.
- This Woman Finished Her Chemo and the Neighborhood Threw Her a Socially Distanced Parade
A young lady named Coco finished her final round of chemotherapy and on her way home, Coco’s friends, family and neighbors surprised her with a big, appropriately distanced parade in her honor.
- Seattle to #MakeAJoyfulNoise, support workers during coronavirus pandemic
A #trend I think we can all get behind. Last night, Seattle residents were encouraged to participate in a civic-wide celebration, applauding first responders, health care workers, grocery store workers, and supply chain workers
- Cambridge Is Partnering With Local Restaurants to Help Feed Homeless People
Although this is one of the most difficult times that restaurants have ever faced, these efforts are among the many that the industry has made to help feed those in need. Support your local businesses!
- Local restaurants in Queens volunteer to prepare meals throughout the NYC
Seriously, support them!
- Little acts of kindness are popping up everywhere
If you have a minute, scroll through this thread from John Krasinski for #SomeGoodNews. More about John later.
“Dogs Are Naturally Good and Loyal and Kind”
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
Sports Will Never Truly Be Cancelled
“An Office is a Place Where Dreams Come True”
Lastly, a PSA that one of the greatest shows in television history aired its first episode fifteen years ago. Fifteen years later, it’s still being celebrated and rightfully so. Here’s a reminder why.