There have been a tremendous amount of new regulations and precautions within the last week. During this time of confusion, frustration and concern, we want to make sure that the people of Terre Haute are reassured that we are here for you and that there are many ways to reinforce positivity and kindness, even from home. We are doing our best to show that our part is being fulfilled within the community. In the last week, we have made deliveries to Regional Hospital of water and snacks to show our appreciation to the healthcare professionals that are working several hours a day to ensure the health of our community members, and we aren’t the only ones looking for ways to make a difference, no matter how small. Here are some ways that YOU at home can still help the community!
With virtual classes and eLearning becoming a norm for the next couple of months, many students may feel alone and discouraged, but there are ways to lift them up! Sending an anonymous message of positivity and encouraging words will help so many students and teachers during this time that can be new and confusing to them. A few community pages have also been reading books to children to encourage literacy and the importance of education. Visit the Facebook page, Story Time with Community Friends, to see community members in the Wabash Valley share their love of reading and children’s education.
Support Your Local Businesses
It can be scary still going out and about, but many local businesses are taking extra precautions by still offering delivery services and carry-out/curbside services. Local businesses are depending on the support of the community, and it’s our time to give back to many places that have sponsored, advertised and partnered with community members and organizations.
Donate from Home
Even if you would rather stay at home and eat, donating is always a positive option that can impact so many. Utilizing online donation and pay apps, it’s possible to show your support to local businesses and employees and remind them that you appreciate all they are doing.
Be a Light
Although challenges and trials have come our way, there are still opportunities to be a positive light and share words of encouragement to everyone. From thanking the staff at the grocery store, the nurses and doctors working tirelessly to fight this virus, the truck drivers ensuring grocery stores have supplies, to being patient to the bank teller, there are many small things you can do that can brighten someone’s day during this time period.
By coming together, we can help maintain a positive mindset. CENTURY 21 ELITE is determined to assure the Terre Haute community that we will get through this tough time together!