Some things you can do TODAY to serve in this temporary crisis!!
0. Pray. Wash your hands a LOT! Cough into your elbow, stay at least 6 feet from everyone else. Stay home or outdoors whenever possible.
1. Volunteer in the community to fill the role of seniors who cannot (or should not) be out – shop for them, deliver items, help with problems that pop up — Contact friends, neighbors, and relatives. Facetime/Skype everyone you know over the age of… 58… to say HI!
2. Galvanize our congregation into doing good things in the community – bring joy instead of being paralyzed in fear
3. Share what we are doing! The Story family is making bows for the food pantry. Kids all over are calling older relatives and friends and telling them silly jokes! Grandkids delivering groceries, drive-through food pickups, writing notes to stressed-out teachers…
4. What does the food pantry need as they do drive-through pickups? Look on https://brunswickcares.org/contact for contact info.
5. CoNSERNS-U (Catholic Charities Food Bank) (518) 463-8571 in Rensselaer is in need of volunteers who are not at high risk to work unloading food and (at a social distance) working with guests to distribute food/supplies.
6. Run an online Zoom prayer & worship service in the great outdoors where anyone can come to pray for peace, healing, the economy….
7. While home from school, kids can send cards or artwork to people living in Nursing Care Homes locally
- Eddy Heritage House, 2920 Tibbits Ave. Troy NY 12180
- Eddy Memorial, 2256 Burdett Ave. Troy NY 12180
- Eddy Village Green at Cohoes, 200 Village Green Dr. Cohoes NY 12047
- Beechwood at Eddy Memorial, 2218 Burdett Ave. Troy NY 12180
- Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, 30 Community Way, East Greenbush NY 12061
- Van Rensselaer Manor, 85 Bloomingrove Dr. Troy NY 12180
- The Pines at Heartwood, 2405 15th St. Troy NY 12180
- Troy Adult Home, 132 Oakwood Ave. Troy NY 12180
- Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehab, 100 New Turnpike Rd. Troy NY 12182
- The Eliot at Troy, 2902 Tibbits Ave. #7077 Troy NY 12180
- Rosewood Nursing and Rehab, 284 Troy Rd. Rensselaer NY 12144
- Evergreen Commons Rehab and Nursing, 1070 Luther Rd. East Greenbush NY 12061
- The Springs Nursing and Rehab, 49 Marvin Ave. Troy NY 12180