The late Fred Rogers, creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood often described advice his mother gave him during scary times. “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,” he would say, relaying his mother’s words. In this time of uncertainty, and as the impact of COVID-19 spreads through our communities, states, country and world, we want to learn more about the helpers in your neighborhood.
Is your helper a physician or nurse working long hours in a local ER, a restaurant worker delivering your favorite dish to you curbside with a smile, a pharmacist or pharmacy tech going above and beyond, a rockstar educator teaching your kids virtually or even a neighbor who is sharing supplies hard to find?
Thank you to those who have shared their stories so far!
Taryn from Conway shared: I have a sweet friend named Tori Lane Kiser who volunteers at Arkansas Children Hospital. For obvious reasons she can’t volunteer currently, but today she went to the hospital and drew encouraging messages for those in the hospital to look at from their windows and for visitors of the hospital to see along with all of the health care professionals. What a great way to brighten someone’s day during a difficult time.
Katy from Little Rock shared: Throughout our neighborhood there are houses that have free movies/DVDs/books out, ones that have chalk obstacle courses for the walkers, bears and eggs displayed in windows for kids to “hunt”, and our across the street neighbor just set out an awesome FREE toilet paper display. I feel so thankful we live here. Look for the good and the helpers in all of this….it’s certainly there.