Meeting Needs in a Time of Physical Distancing
The impact COVID-19 has made on our world is unprecedented. Our entire nation is striving to stay indoors and maintain physical distance so as to ensure the safety of not only ourselves, but our neighbours as well. And while the pandemic has forced us all to stay at home, the call to serve our neighbours in need is as loud as ever. HOPE worldwide Canada volunteers are answering the call by staying true to the mission of Jesus -- transforming our world through love and support for our neighbours in need. As we have changed our programs in order to follow government and medical mandates, we have looked to other ways to meet needs in our communities. HOPE worldwide Canada volunteers in Ontario are spending time while physically distancing making mats out of milk bags to be used by local shelters Chapters across the country are providing critical volunteer support and community connection to food pantries, Child & Family Service agencies, shelters and other helping organizations. Volunteers are also creating neighbourhood collaborations to identify and help elderly and other vulnerable neighbours with day-to-day needs. Social media and online tools are other methods by which our volunteers are identifying needs they can address around their community. The people, families and communities we love are in desperate need right now. HOPE worldwide Canada remains focused on prayer, as we know our God can do immeasurably more than we can imagine. We appreciate all the efforts and hard work of our volunteers and supporters as we all strive to overcome this crisis together. Thank you for your continued support!