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Earlier today, Andy Pond asked JRI employees who are currently working from home to consider volunteering to pick up and deliver supplies to our central locations and our congregate care programs.
The response thus far has been overwhelming! We already have over 50 volunteers across the state from (Holyoke, Cape Cod, Worcester) and they're still coming in. People are amazing! Not only are they volunteering to distribute supplies, we have staff who are volunteering their husbands to help out at the distribution centers loading vehicles. Others have volunteered their adult children who are college students to assist. Some are clearing out their pantries at home to donate supplies. Many have volunteered to go to nearby stores to pick up these suddenly hard to come by items.
We want the staff in our 24/7 programs to know the magnitude of support they have from colleagues they have never met.
It truly is a team effort and it's amazing how quickly this team came together to step up and help others!