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What Can We Do To Help???

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

One of the first things most people think of when a disaster takes place is "What can I do to help?"

Due to the fact that we are supposed to stay home and not interact with others except from a very safe distance, we are somewhat limited in what we can do. With safety in mind, my phone, my computer, and written notes seemed to be the best way to stay in contact with friends and family and those from our community who are alone with no family. I also talked to our minister and she gave me a list of shut-ins who would benefit from safe contact.

On Monday, I made a list of people and began to either call, email, or write a note. I will do this at least twice/week. If I made a call the first time, I will email the next and a note will follow later so that there is variety in their contacts. If the person seems to enjoy the call or whatever, I will continue. If they are very private, and don't want me to contact them, I will stop. Everyone I called on Monday was very receptive, so I will continue.

Do any of you have any suggestions for safe contact that you are doing now and feel are successful? I am very open to ideas.

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