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I hope that as we enter day 113 of California’s Stay at Home Order due to the Covid-19 health crisis, that you and your families are holding up and are safe and healthy.
Sorry that I have been silent the last couple of weeks. To be honest, I have been struggling as we learn to how to manage this new reality. But so far, I am one of the lucky ones, I am gainfully employed, my kids are healthy, I have a home and a full pantry.
I am grateful for the messages and the constant check-in from so many of you. But what has impacted me the most is the number of messages asking how people can help. I have hesitated to engage Volunteer with Cheli because I am scared to put anyone at risk, and the fear has paralyzed me.
But at our recent VwC Board meeting we discussed a few ways that we can be active based on individual comfort. It is tough to see so many organizations struggle to find volunteers while being part of a volunteer organization. So, we have come up with thoughts and ideas.
If you are actively engaged in any volunteer work/activity during these uncertain times, we would like to help promote that opportunity and do a short story on you. So please reach out and let me know.
If community organizations reach out to Volunteer with Cheli – we will share that information with you but will not be asking for official involvement as to not put anyone at risk
We will keep you posted as to the status of the 2020 Volunteer with Cheli Calendar of Volunteer Opportunities.
If you are on Facebook and did not get an invitation to Cheli's Neighborhood Chat, and you would like to be part of this Private Group, please let me know. It was created to give everyone an opportunity to share with a small group of people that you already have a bond with, a group of people that share your same love for volunteering and giving back to community. It's a great way to stay connected, share resources and help each out.
Thank you again for all you do. Thank you for caring. Thank you for taking care of each other. Be safe, stay healthy and for goodness sakes, Wash Your Hands and Don’t Touch Your Face!