We have had numerous inquiries about how our families are doing, our Mobile Meals Program as well as plans for the summer, so let us provide three quick updates as we gear up for some changes and in preparation for more of our normal summer activities …
- Family Health and Wellness Updates ~ Three of our families have been directly impacted by COVID-19, as parents have tested positive. Kids seem to be OK while parents recover at home in self-quarantine. We are in daily contact with these families and attending to their support needs. Everyone else is coping, grateful for the regular connections, but anxious to get back to normal and get back to work.
- Our Mobile Meals Program has been in operation for 12 weeks. We have delivered a lot of food, over 17,000 unitized kids meals. This coming Friday, we will take a week break, as CMS transitions from school year to summer feeding. We will restart Monday June 15 with a modified delivery program for those unable to secure daily kids meals themselves. We have added Family Bulk Food Delivery which will continue next week. Updates will be posted on our homepage www.lhcclt.org . Kindly share with your friends and family, as well as access the sign-up link for a modified and reduced schedule.
- Summer Camps ~ We are developing a game-plan, in partnership with St Andrews UMC, to hold a week or two of day camps. We are anticipating a JumpStart Summer program, focused on math, reading, writing, grammar, science, fun activities and excursions as they prepare for school opening, Monday August 17. Yikes! We will send out a brief survey in a few days, just a few questions intended to help us plan for the summer and gauge the level of interest of volunteers, both new and old, and solicit your constructive feedback.
We are excited to have engaged a group of parents who are serving as our summer advisory committee. In addition to camps, we are planning a four-day excursion, for 8-12 kids, with parents, to the mountains of NC, in July or August, if permissible under SD guidelines.
We continue to pray for peace and calm at home amidst the extended safe-at-home order, summer employment opportunities, and keeping kids safe, healthy … and busy. Our assessment is that kids are desperate for a change of home environment. They have done an OK job of staying connected with teachers and schoolwork. We thank you for all your efforts to stay in touch with them and provide help and encouragement.
Thank you for your attention, volunteerism over the past 12 weeks and ongoing support. Its a distinct honor to serve alongside folks like you.
Working while it is day. Please reach out if you need anything at all, have questions or comments.