Your children are watching you and will remember how you handle this unusual situation that our country is facing. Do you want them to remember you as the crazy toilet paper person? Or do you want them to remember your calming voice and the actions you took to help others?

A group has been organized online to help residents in need here in southeast Minnesota. Click here to join and help others. 

Also, several small businesses have reached out to me over the last 48 hours and they've all shared similar concerns. Traffic to their stores has drastically slowed down over the last few days and they worry it will get worse. Most small shops rely on steady business to keep their doors open and their employees paid.

It's very easy to help right now. Find your favorite local business online and purchase a gift card. This keeps the cash coming in and allows owners to keep paying their employees.  Below you'll see a few local businesses that would love your support during these trying times.

Scrub Your Butt Soap Company: Beautiful handmade soaps and so many other things made by local artisans! We also have beads and one-of-a-kind art and handcrafted gifts from Europe. Fresh flowers and green plants.

Real Deals: Full of unique home decor at an affordable price! Plus, a boutique with the latest fashions that won't break your wallet.

The Chocolate Shoppe - Making Hand-dipped Chocolates since 1976 in Historic Mantorville. Order online for delivery.

Read about other businesses that reached out in my Facebook post below and feel free to comment to let us know how everyone can help your company.

We're going to get through this... together!

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