In light of Governor Holcomb's recent "Stay-At-Home" order, we at NeighborLink wanted to clarify our role is it relates to essential and non-essential activities over the coming weeks.
First and foremost, we believe the very act of displaying practical, neighbor-to-neighbor expressions of God's love is as essential today as ever before. We will continue to love our neighbors and to be present and available should any need arise, regardless of the uncertainties right outside our door.
All of our staff are safe and have shifted to working remotely from home. Regular staff meetings will continue to be held remotely, as we believe it's important to stay on top of all new developments in our city, county, state, and country, and to keep NeighborLink staff at the forefront of all COVID-19 related information.
Despite the change in scenery, we continue to operate much as we always have. New requests continue to pour in regularly, for the urgent needs our neighbors face refuse to take vacations or call in sick, and there are no remote days when such needs arise.
Although our volunteer efforts have shifted to projects that are deemed appropriate in times of physical distancing, they will continue as normal. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up, find projects that are emergent or necessary, and proceed as directed. NeighborLink staff are available to guide and help volunteers in navigate what's essential or non-essential as we currently understand it and as things adapt.
Aside from volunteer opportunities, NeighborLink is also working alongside many other local nonprofits with the collective goal of meeting tangible needs related to food and financial insecurities that have increased over the past two weeks. We will outline opportunities for focused, decentralized efforts as they arise.
We encourage you to stay in the loop by liking and following our Facebook page and by checking our website, www.nlfw.org, on a regular basis.