Spring Appeal 2020
In the last couple of months we’ve seen first hand how the Center of Concern had to quickly adjust and adapt in providing critical services to the most vulnerable populations in our communities. People most at risk during this global pandemic are Older Adults, individuals with disabilities and families at risk of homelessness. Requests for help at the center have increased 45% and continue to grow. The Center of Concern staff alongside 320 active community volunteers, including us the Teen Board, have stepped up in response to the increasing need.
Since the middle of March, our monthly planning sessions have evolved into weekly Zoom meetings so we could provide as much help to those in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Besides calls to check-in on older adults, we are organizing a project to feed area homeless and coordinating community efforts to create, assemble and deliver “Joy Packages” to home-bound older adults. It’s a lot of work and we are truly inspired by the Center’s ability to provide on-going support to so many people in need.
At a time when we are unable to partake in the “normal” celebratory milestones such as commencement ceremonies, participation in sports, birthday parties, even spending time with our grandparents, the Center of Concern is showing us that service to others in times of anxiety, stress, and unexpected obstacles provides hope.
As a community working together, we can help each other and really prove that we are “In this together”. We hope you will join us by giving a donation or volunteering to support the Center of Concern this spring and continue to be a positive factor at a time so many in our community have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Center of Concern Teen Board