Coronavirus how you can help

1.  Share non-perishable food at the little free pantry; there are two on the peninsula, one at the Ocean Park Food Bank on Bay Ave, the other in Long Beach, on the corner of Oregon N. and 2nd N. Streets – kaddy corner from the Post Office. This is a 24 hour opportunity to share with our neighbors – especially those who don’t qualify for food bank services and those most vulnerable.

2.  Call your friends. Make a commitment to check in with those who are home bound or physically isolated.  Physical isolation can lead to a feeling of  emotional isolation.  Call by phone. Call over the fence. Call via your electronic devices. Stay in touch with friends and neighbors.

3. If you are part of a faith community, talk with your pastor or church leaders to find out how you might be able to help neighbors and our community.

If you belong to a fraternal organization or club, check in with your leadership to see how you can help neighbors and our community.

If you need help, reach out to your faith community, fraternal organization, club, or friends and family.

4. And do all the things the CDC is asking us to do. If you are sick, stay home – wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds; any soap will do. It’s the friction of rubbing that releases germs from your skin and by rinsing the soap off they are removed. Use hand sanitizer if you are not close to a sink and running water. 

Care. Care. Care for for one another.

Reach out and touch someone

Pick-up your phone and call or text your family, friends and neighbors. Email is a great way to stay in touch, too. You can send funny memes and photos to help stay connected.

Care. Care. Care for for one another.