Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has lost 402,000 lives, nearly reaching the American totals brought on by World War II.
In addition to the devastating loss of life, the country has lost over 20.6 million jobs, resulting in one of the lowest unemployment rates since the Great Depression of over 14%.
For many, however, the pandemic has merely impacted social lives and provided more flexibility to work from home. Life has, in ways, settled into a new normal — continued social distancing, outdoor hangouts, and less eating out.
In short, for some the devastation brought on by COVID-19 has felt like a distant threat and a mere inconvenience.
With the latest round of stimulus checks appearing magically in qualifying bank accounts across the country, many whose lives (and wallets) have been untouched by the pandemic, are choosing to use their relief money to help those who are in need.
According to WOWK13News, Shannon Harshbarger of Huntington, West Virginia decided that instead of keeping his stimulus checks, he would give them both to his local food bank to help those who are facing hunger during this time.
By donating both of his stimulus checks, Hashbarger was able to provide 25,700 meals for his hungry neighbors!
Watch the video below to hear the full story!