In the past couple of months, we’ve seen how this insidious COVID-19 virus is impacting our families, our community and our way of life. What we’ve faced has been daunting, but we are heartened by the moments of triumph we see in everyday acts of courage, humanity and love.
Suddenly, our healthcare workers, teachers, grocery clerks and truck drivers have become our new heroes. Perspectives have changed, as we have been forced to slow down, stay inside and eliminate non-essential activities. Our hearts are open and a little softer than before, which is evident by the compassionate initiatives we see around us. We all need grace today. We all need to give grace.
As our email’s inbox fills with concerns about paying rent, mortgages and utility bills, we are thankful for the companies that understand and are working with their customers during this time. We are thankful that evictions and disconnections are not happening or are being delayed. Among all of the concerns we hear about, Everyday Angels feels the most imminent need is groceries.
Many local families are struggling to feed their children, who are missing meals they received at school. Many parents are out of work and don’t have money to buy groceries. Our focus this month is to collect grocery gift cards for families in the community.
Additionally, Everyday Angels continues to serve as a conduit. If you know a specific family you would like to help, you may send a donation through us. Please send us the recipient’s information and we will make sure 100% of your donation goes to them – anonymously or not (your preference). If you are not in a position to help a family, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know about your concerns, and we will do our best to assist them or find resources that can.
We encourage you to keep thinking of ways to serve others around you − today and going forward. We will get through this, together, stronger and with a new enlightened perspective. May you all remain safe and healthy. May this time serve as a positive awakening of what truly matters in this life: people! We remain prayerful and optimistic that our world will thrive once again.
We encourage you to go to the GOFUNDME website and search your zip code to view local initiatives. You will be amazed at all who are channeling their time and energy to positively impact our community.
Everyday Angels is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving Cherokee County since 2000. To make a tax deductible donation, visit www.everydayangels.info to donate via Paypal or send your donations to: Everyday Angels, PMB 380, 1025 Rose Creek Drive, Suite 620, Woodstock GA, 30189. One hundred percent of your funds will go to the family you specify. If you know of a special need in your community, e-mail email@example.com.