Volunteering in time of crisis isn’t an easy task but these organizations did just that. It’s exciting to see how a community has come together to feed and help others. Below is just a few Non-Profits being mentioned that have really made a difference in the lives of others during this crisis.
Sometimes there are people that find strength in themselves by helping others during a crisis. They feel they are building unity through community service & volunteering.
- Berks Encore (Meals on Wheels is still operating!)
- Berks History Center (Victory Garden Project)
- Berks PPE Resource Network (via GRCA) protective equipment manufacturing
- Blankets of Hope
- Centro Hispano- Reading
- Helping Harvest (Food Bank)
- Humane PA (Berks Humane Society) Pet food distribution
- LGBT Center (support and services)
- New Journey, Daily food Pantry
- Olivet Boys & Girls Club (meal distributions)
- Reading Public Library (online card applications, etc)
- Reading Recreation Commission
- Red Cross
- United Way of Berks County
Palo Magazine would like to thank all these brave people; not just the nurses, aides, and doctors but to anyone who put their life at risk to provide for others. From volunteers to folks who never were able to stay safe at home and had to continue to go to work in risky environments to be able to provide us food from restaurants and food at groceries stores, delivery folks, the people who made medical equipment, masks, Lysol, wipes, for the one who checked on their elderly neighbor, just any human who acted humanly and offered themselves and risked themselves for others.
Most importantly I want to thank every person in the world that even if they wanted to hug their family members or parents, they continued to stay away to save their family members and friends.
In memory of all who passed due to this horrible virus COVID-19, may they rest in peace.
Rosa Julia Parra