Although we are not able to gather in person for a little while, we are still the body of Christ for one another. We are seeking volunteers for two different initiatives to help keep our community members connected and safe during this time. The first initiative is geared toward personal communication, primarily via phone calls. The second initiative aims to help those who aren’t able to move as freely through the Cities at this time.
First: We are seeking 20-25 volunteers to make phone calls to the Mount Olive community, to “check in”, and help ward off social isolation.
Second: Because this virus is so contagious and poses particular danger to immunocompromised people and older people with preexisting health conditions, some errands that were previously a part of ordinary life are now notably riskier for some Mount Olive members. Furthermore, if a member of a family becomes ill, isolating the entire household for 14 days is imperative in hindering the spread of the virus. In order both to limit the exposure of the higher-risk portion of the community, and to help ill households self-isolate, we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to run a few extra errands per week. Would you be willing to make a grocery store or pharmacy run and then make a safe (6-ft-distance) delivery to someone in need?
Finally — are you a member of this higher-risk population, and could use some help with errands? Please let us know.
If you are interested in any of these three requests, please let us know. Email Lora Dundek, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re willing to make phone calls. Email Katie Krueger, email@example.com if you’re willing to run errands, or if you could use someone to run an errand. Or call Pr. Crippen, 612-280-4593 for any of these, and he’ll pass your name along.