The sea.citi Team
HOW TECH COMPANIES ARE SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
- Glow, a local podcasting technology startup, has organized Podapalooza, a two-day virtual podcast festival for the benefit of COVID-19 relief.
- AT&T committed $1.2M to small businesses focused on distance learning solutions.
- Facebook partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to track COVID-19 symptoms.
- Microsoft launched the CoVIg-19 Plasma Bot, a self-screening tool that anyone can use to see if they qualify to donate their plasma.
- Local tech volunteers launch database for COVID-19 test centers across U.S.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Support college students — despite efforts to help local students access the technology to participate in distance learning, some students are falling through the cracks. JobLink is a program of Seattle Housing Authority; they have an *urgent need for 38 laptops* for program participants enrolled in Seattle area colleges who will either fall behind or cease their educational pursuits without access to a functioning computer.
Donate here to help meet JobLink’s goals.
- Make masks — be inspired by City University students making masks for service providers.
- Spruce up your virtual backgrounds — these beauties are free but you’re encouraged to donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.
MOST RECENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTS
- Latest UW modeling says Washington state could potentially start safely reopening the week of May 18.
- The Department of Health and Human Services announced more cash assistance for people who may not qualify for other benefits.
We are so proud of the many examples of how our region is weathering the global pandemic. We’ve shared with you how employers are stepping up, how philanthropy is rallying resources and how individuals are contributing. The next step is putting faces to these bullet points, we’re already hearing from tech industry and community leaders and we want to keep adding to these inspiring stories — tell us yours!