by msjones msjones

We all know social distancing measures are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19, but they are not without consequence. The measures have already raised questions about if and how many in our community will recover.

At the same time, we have seen an unprecedented rallying of resources to support the people most affected. All in Seattle, Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 fund, greenlight fund, and more are examples of this we-are-all-in-this-together community spirit. A spirit we aim to highlight and build on. To do that, we need your help. Community Connections

We are hearing from tech industry and community leaders about how they are making community connections during a time of social distancing.

Get Involved

Send us a video! Tell us a little about yourself, your name and title at your company. Share with us how long you’ve been living in Seattle and what “community connections” means to you. Tell us what you have done to help during this crisis. Your story has the power to amplify our community’s resiliency and galvanize others into action.

We will share it with partners and across social media platforms to strengthen this community movement using the hashtag #CommunityConnections.

Please send your video to Luanda Arai at Feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions or need tips. We look forward to your submissions!

Here’s a basic guide on how to make a video: 

  • Keep it short (max. 2 minutes).
  • Record in landscape by setting the phone in a horizontal position.
  • Capturing good clear audio is an important part of the process, do your best to eliminate unwanted noise by recording in a quiet room.
  • Situate the camera as close to you as possible.
  • Make sure there is plenty of light in the room, natural light is best.
  • The light source should be behind the camera (phone) not behind you.
  • Use a tripod or set your phone on a level flat surface to eliminate unwanted movement.
  • It’s okay if you mess up, digital recordings are easily deleted.