“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

As more information about the Coronavirus becomes available we’ll continue to work to keep you updated. You can also find the latest with our TV News partner FOX 4.

As area churches work to do what they can to keep their congregations and communities safe and healthy, be sure to call ahead to see if your church is planning on hosting a service. As some churches decide to maybe only host online services or close to the public altogether, please continue to give financially to your church!

Information to be aware of

Missouri closed four State Parks.

Missouri launched a hotline about the coronavirus. The hotline is staffed by medical professionals for people to access by calling 877-435-8411 at any time of the day.

You can make a difference

Supply items to make mask for medical professionals.

Just for laughs

Mom prays about homeschooling her kids on the Life 88.5 facebook page.

Unemployment during the COVID-19 outbreak

The local information for United Way is 816-472-4289- you can also reach them by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone or visit United Way 2-1-1 Online.

Spend time with some of your favorite Life 88.5 artists

Watch Zach Williams perform some of your favorite songs at facebook.com.

Every weekday during March spend some quarantine quiet time with Matthew West and family.

Unspoken and Apollo LTD performed a Home Show this past Thursday and you can see it on the Life 88.5 facebook page.

Cochren & Co. performed the Tour of My House Tour on the Life 88.5 facebook page.

Video for It Is Well with My Soul shared on the Life 88.5 Good Morning Show.

Ways to help your kids and family

Take a virtual field trip to locations around the world.

Audible is offering free audiobooks for kids at home.

Find a list of places around Kansas City offering free meals at kansascityonthecheap.com.

Scholastic came up with a way to keep kids busy and learning while school closures keep them home during coronavirus pandemic. Scholastic set up a ‘Learn From Home’ website with four categories: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6+. Each section is already equipped with one week of content for students with 15 additional days on the way.

Here is a list of educational companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings kids activities.com.

Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments at highlightskids.com.

Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends at seussville.com.

Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games at abcya.com.

Learn all about geography and fascinating animals at kids.nationalgeographic.com.

Go into the book to play games that practice reading strategies at reading.ecb.org.

Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning at pbs.org.

How businesses are helping

You could get a $5 Amazon gift card for donating blood at fox4kc.com.

Ladybird Diner in Lawrence, KS shared on twitter that they’re “offering free sack lunches. If you have a friend or neighbor who might not have access to a meal, a kid affected by the school closures or someone who can’t get out for provisions due to a heightened risk of illness, pop in and grab a sack lunch.”

Uber Eats is offering free delivery with some restaurants.

Cerner employees who can work remotely will do so beginning March 16.

KFC is offering free delivery from March 14-April 26.

Evergy said it will not disconnect service at this time if customers aren’t able to pay their bill.

Walmart is modifying its store hours so beginning Sunday their store hours will be 6:00 am-11:00 pm until further notice.

You can receive free delivery from Walgreens and CVS during the Coronavirus outbreak.

School information

Many internet providers have suspended data caps, free public Wi-Fi and free broadband for households with children who lack it. This also provides the opportunity for many to work from home.

Officials announced coronavirus patient with Johnson County Community College connection doesn’t put the entire school at risk.

Because of the number of schools closing, U-Haul for a limited time is offering college students 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul owned and operated facilities. You can find a store near you at uhaul.com.