20 easy ways you can help others in Tampa Bay during the coronavirus pandemic

It's safe to say Tampa Bay is in a weird place right now. Someone is bound to lend a helping hand though, right? This list has a few ideas on how you can do just that.

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Help Tampa Bay brewers
A lot of local breweries (3 Daughters, Green Bench, Pinellas Ale Works, Cage Brewing, etc.) are fulfilling to-go beer orders. But 3 Daughters has been making hand sanitizer and donating it to places in need. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates, and supplies they need donated to keep up with demand. 
Photo via 3 Daughters/Facebook

Help Tampa Bay brewers

A lot of local breweries (3 Daughters, Green Bench, Pinellas Ale Works, Cage Brewing, etc.) are fulfilling to-go beer orders. But 3 Daughters has been making hand sanitizer and donating it to places in need. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates, and supplies they need donated to keep up with demand.

Photo via 3 Daughters/Facebook
Take a virtual tour of local museums, then buy a year-pass
Take a virtual through a few local museums (The Ringling Museum of Art and The Dalí offer virtual tours), then buy a year-pass to see the thing in real life later. You can also buy year-passes to the Aquarium, MOSI, and several other local museums, and then plan your visit online. 
Photo via The Dalí Museum/Website

Take a virtual tour of local museums, then buy a year-pass

Take a virtual through a few local museums (The Ringling Museum of Art and The Dalí offer virtual tours), then buy a year-pass to see the thing in real life later. You can also buy year-passes to the Aquarium, MOSI, and several other local museums, and then plan your visit online.

Photo via The Dalí Museum/Website
Adopt a shelter pup or kitty for free
Friends of Strays—located at 2911 47th Ave N. in St. Petersburg—is waiving adoption fees on all animals indefinitely. Those dogs and cats are all spayed and neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Can’t adopt? You can still donate to Friends of Strays, or another local animal shelter.
Photo via Friends Of Strays/Facebook</a

Adopt a shelter pup or kitty for free

Friends of Strays—located at 2911 47th Ave N. in St. Petersburg—is waiving adoption fees on all animals indefinitely. Those dogs and cats are all spayed and neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Can’t adopt? You can still donate to Friends of Strays, or another local animal shelter.

Photo via Friends Of Strays/Facebook
Tip a local stripper
When local strip joint 2001 Odyssey shut down to protect customers and dancers from coronavirus, its applied for &#151;and then was denied&#151;federal funding. Since then, 2001 has been livestreaming performances from its website. Performances happen Wednesday through Saturday from 9 p.m.&#150;midnight. Don&#146;t forget to tip.
Photo via 2001 Odyssey/Website

Tip a local stripper

When local strip joint 2001 Odyssey shut down to protect customers and dancers from coronavirus, its applied for —and
then was denied—federal funding. Since then, 2001 has been livestreaming performances from its website. Performances happen Wednesday through Saturday from 9 p.m.–midnight. Don’t forget to tip.

Photo via 2001 Odyssey/Website
Order take-out or delivery from a local restaurant 
You can check out our gallery, or list, then call your favorite local restaurant to see what its offering. Social distancing is easier now, with UberEats offering contactless delivery (and no fee), and restaurants limiting the number of people allowed inside.
Photo via  The Cider Press Caf&eacute;/Website

Order take-out or delivery from a local restaurant

You can check out our gallery, or list, then call your favorite local restaurant to see what its offering. Social distancing is easier now, with UberEats offering contactless delivery (and no fee), and restaurants limiting the number of people allowed inside.

Photo via The Cider Press Café/Website

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