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!
Sherryn from Arvada shared: My kids’ teachers at Standley Lake High School in (Jefferson County Schools) Colorado have put in tremendous effort to help our kids. My sons have lost only one day of school since they switched to remote learning on 3/16. Their teachers had one day to prepare online lessons and have been teaching by teleconference on a regular school day schedule, and are available for homework help or just to talk for 2 hours after school. Every day. They have provided continuity in learning, community with projects and classroom discussion, and helped my kids (and their friends) have a sense of normalcy and purpose during this time.