In one way or another, Christmas is looking a little different for almost everyone this year. Family gatherings are being downsized or held virtually. Parties with friends and work are being pushed back into the new year.
Meanwhile, churches are finding themselves having adapt once more to 2020’s everchanging rules and attitudes.
A Minnesota nonprofit called Lift-Up has been working to leverage this growing awareness and help with on-going needs on both a local and global scale. Recently, they launched a new program called RecoverStrong designed to help families and small businesses impacted by the hardships of 2020.
COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on gig work and side jobs in the US. While a side job is often seen as a way to make extra money, 33% of people work their second job just to cover their living expenses. We recently talked with a number of people who work a secondary job to see how they’ve been affected the past few months.
Part-time jobs and side hustles have become increasingly common over the past decade. In fact, 43% of full-time US workers have some sort of gig outside of their primary job (50% for those under 35). Some people work a side job because it involves a passion of theirs or just to keep busy. For most, however, it comes down to money.
With no viable treatment options available and vaccines still in development, it’s difficult to say how long COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place. The truth is, there is still much we don’t know about this virus. There is one thing that is almost certain. The world will never be the same again.