A Banner reader wrote:
“As a resident of Whitewater, I have been looking for volunteering opportunities within the community during this time of need. I love the information for restaurants and thinking this would be somewhat similar, posted on the Banner. I have reached out to individual organizations but didn’t know if there were others trying to do the same. Maybe the information is hard to pull together but thought it worth the note. Thanks for all your efforts.”
Just this past weekend, Living Word Fellowship stepped forward to offer grocery shopping and errand service for those who have difficulty getting out. Their information is listed on the “Whitewater Responds to the COVID-19 community impact: Resources available for the community” post.
Though we recognize that many volunteer opportunities are not currently available due to the social distancing mandate, some residents probably have more time available than usual that they could dedicate towards serving others. If you can offer ways that these people might be of service, please email email@example.com. Thank you.
Also, shown below is information on the new Volunteer Wisconsin website. Currently there don’t seem to be any opportunities listed in our general area.
COVID-19 Response Initiative launched on Volunteer Wisconsin website to connect volunteers and organizations to address pressing needs
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Wisconsin, significant community needs are developing in response to individuals having to self-quarantine and practice social distancing and the closure of schools, businesses, and other community resources.
To connect potential volunteers and organizations addressing these pressing concerns, the United Way of Wisconsin, Serve Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association created the COVID-19 Response Initiative on the Volunteer Wisconsin website.
“Many of the needs that communities across our state are currently facing and those that will arise in the coming weeks will require the assistance of volunteers to help provide critical services, such as food distribution, supplementing staff at medical or care facilities, services for children, and transportation to essential medical visits,” said Charlene Mouille, Executive Director of United Way of Wisconsin.
The Volunteer Wisconsin website will provide a centralized location for organizations throughout the state to post information on projects addressing these needs and for people interested in helping others search for COVID-19 response projects in their local communities,” said Jeanne Duffy, Executive Director of Serve Wisconsin
The COVID-19 Response Initiative can be found on the Volunteer Wisconsin website at www.volunteerwisconsin.org.