When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.
More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities. Caremongering is now fighting back against the insanity of the news that continually perpetuates terror in our minds. We can fight back with love and peaceful encouragement in social connection even though we are homebound.
The first “caremongering” group was set up by Mita Hans with the help of Valentina Harper and others. Valentina explained the meaning behind the name.”Scaremongering is a big problem,” she tells the BBC. “We wanted to switch that around and get people to connect on a positive level, to connect with each other.