Groceries with fruits and vegetables
Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc. continued providing elderly services during the time of Covid-19 pandemic. Our office was closed because of the virus from March 15 until June 2020. During this period the employees were working from their homes. Follow up to our participants was done by phone, and in some cases our contact was an elderly relative.
We coordinated the distribution of groceries to our 50 elderly participants so they could stay at home with some food. They received vegetables, fruits, non-perished items four (4) times. To prevent Covid-19 virus they got kits with alcohol, hand sanitizer, gloves and masks twice (2). They also received hygiene items like soap, tooth paste, etc. By this way the elderly had for their basic needs at home and should not be put at risk going out.
Our office was opened again in July 1, 2020 following the hygiene protocol previously made for the working areas and for the participant visits. During this period our organization distributed 1,332 lunches on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays to the elderly. Until today all of our elderly participants are in good health.
Beside the regular services, we verified if they received the federal incentive for the Covid-19 and if the Census 2020 document was completed. We contacted the local Census office and with an employee they visited 17 participants to help them to complete it.
Even though the difficult time because of the Covid-19 our organization has been very responsible managing the situation in order to protect the employees and our participants. We appreciate the donors and GlobalGiving for their support.
Hygiene kit for the elderly
Soap, tooth paste kits
Two participants with kits
Census visit to participant
Census visit to another participant
One of the menus distributed
Participant receiving groceries & hygiene kits