Like the rest of us, Capitals' winger Garnet Hathaway is just trying to stay sane and helping out where he can.
His charity, Hath's Heroes, which provides meals to first responders, is especially important in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Hath's Heroes started working with Capitals' Chef Robert "Robbie" Wood to provide even more meals to first responders, which Wood is matching, plus an additional meal to a high-risk individual in need.
“Chef Robbie has been serving the Caps for a long time and makes unbelievable food, I can attest to it, and they also have a great initiative with Kid Power and DC Central Kitchen," Hathaway said on the Capitals Talk Podcast.
While many are fortunate to be able to work from home or be with family during the pandemic, first responders are out on the front lines.
“It’s the social responsibility of staying safe, keeping your distance and trying to stay healthy and protecting those around you," Hathaway said. "So I feel that’s where we can all feel great about helping somebody, by taking responsibility for your actions and helping out if you can."
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Doing one's part is important to flatten the curve and Hathaway says donations of any amount are appreciated.
“For donations, if you can, if you have the opportunity to and you’re capable of, any amount really does make a difference.”
When he's not working with Hath's Heroes, Hathaway has been spending time with his fianceé and dog and trying to learn the Harmonica he got for Christmas. "Silent Night" was the first song he learned to play.
“Months away from the Christmas season, but I think I’ll be ready by then," Hathaway said.
Aside from downtime, Hathaway has taken solace in finding structure in his day.
“I think the biggest thing is trying to find a structure that works, that I can stay physically healthy and mentally healthy."
“For everyone that’s feeling cooped up in their house, they gotta stay active and they gotta get some fresh air and they gotta stay healthy," Hathaway said.
While everyone has been binge-watching Netflix's hit documentary "Tiger King," Hathaway says he hasn't had the opportunity to watch yet.
“I might be the only person in America not watching Tiger King, but that’s not to say that I won’t get there at some point."
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