Bringing Cheer and Showing Support
The Sharing Love in Mission (SLIM) group from Chatham coordinated a community event to share posters of love, encouragement, support, caring and thanks to ALL the staff at Chatham Kent Health Alliance, long-term care facilities and ALL ESSENTIAL STAFF working in Chatham Kent.
SLIM has produced and/or received over 100 posters from caring individuals who want all those who are working with the public to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day of this challenging pandemic.
A response of appreciation was received from Ms. Fanny of the CKHA. “The posters are so beautiful. We have put them up at the entrance where the staff are screened upon coming to work. Thank you to all the contributors!”
Self-less Giving by Making Masks
Penny Allen of Hamilton loves to quilt. It was a great fit for her to transition to making masks. At first, she made them just for family members but soon others were asking for them too. That's when she chose to sell the masks for $5 each and to donate all the money to the local "Neighbour 2 Neighbour Food Bank", an organization that uses preventative measures and strategies to alleviate the burden of poverty in Hamilton.. So far she has been able to raise $200! Thanks for making an incredible difference Penny.
I Wash for Them
By Seventy Mary Jean Belrose
These days are strange--strangely quiet, strangely occupied, separated from one another and strangely together. It’s been a month and I’ve fallen into some sense of familiarity, a little more comfortable with the uncertainty, a little more content with blessings I have taken for granted. I’ve come to accept the new boundaries and even guard my perimeters of assumed safety as I respect others’ borders as well. We give each other a cautiously wide berth as we take care of our essential needs in public spaces and still find the opportunity to strike up a conversation while in line, hungry for face-to-face connection.
Family members in Cuba who worry about us even as we worry about them...
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