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You can help communities hardest hit by COVID-19 in Cache Valley

Carol Foht

06/08/2020

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Volunteers needed to help sort, pack and deiiver donations in Cache Valley.
Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Update: 6/15/2020: seeking help with sorting, packing and delivering donations

Donations are still being accepted in the Cache Valley area to help those impacted by COVID-19. For more information, scroll down to "Call for Donations."

Many churches and organizations have come together in a shared effort to help those in need during this pandemic. Here are the areas we can use help now.  If you are willing to help us out, please contact the coordinator as indicated or if you have questions.  Feel free to share this message!  

Sort donations and pack baskets 

Two shifts – 10am-12pm and 2-4pm, Monday through Friday.  Greatest need is on Wednesday when we will pack the largest number of baskets.  We will limit the number of volunteers for each shift in order to keep social distancing.  

Kathy Chudoba – kmchudoba@yahoo.com    435.890.8105   

Michelle Welch – mwelchsprinter@gmail.com    512.466.3134 

Deliver baskets to families

The greatest need is on Thursday when we will deliver the most baskets.  Drivers are also needed on an ad hoc basis Monday through Friday for emergency deliveries to families.   Please provide both a mobile phone number and email  address to:  Carol Foht,  fohtnotes@gmail.com    563.542.0520 

 Donate fabric for masks  

A group of students is making masks for the families we are supporting.  The students need fabric.  Please contact Maria Cordero if you have fabric you can contribute to their effort at maria.cordero@usu.edu

If possible, we’d appreciate knowing your availability for the weeks of June 15 and June 22. If you can't commit right now for a certain time, please let us know if you are willing to be put on our call list.   

Many thanks!   You are making a tremendous difference in people’s lives.

Blessings always,

Kathy Chudoba, Michelle Welch, Carol Foht, Maria Cordero

06/08/2020: Call for donations.


Latino families have been hit hard with the COVID-19 pandemic in Cache Valley. That is not to say that all households are not vulnerable; all are. Those who have taken the risks as “essential workers” often pay a great price. We need to take care of each other and there are many ways we can do that. 

Professor Crescencio Lopez Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Latinx Studies at USU, has been working dilengently to get the word out on how to help in our community. He has provided needs and resources to help our Cache Valley neighbors. I want to share some of those ideas with you.

If your church or organization is taking donations, every bit can help...a few dollars, a couple of food items. Be a part of it!

Cash donations to the Cache Food Pantry can be given online, or mail them a check. No amount is too little.

Are you aware of a neighbor who may be in need? Reach out...of course, at a social distance! 

Now that school is out, do you know of students who drive that could possibly help with some deliveries? This would be a great community service project for them. Email Carol Foht (fohtnotes [at] gmail.com]. She will try to get them scheduled for a delivery.

Some resources, needed items and locations where they can be dropped off appear below.

Resources

Documents in English and Spanish on COVID-19 can be downloaded from the Bear River Health Department.

 

Items needed

Food
Rice, beans, eggs, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, oranges, corn tortillas, tostadas, cooking oil, canned tuna, sopas (Mexican pastas), oatmeal, sliced bread, peanut butter, milk, juice.

Drop-off locations are listed below.

Hygiene supplies
Toothpaste, bath soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner,  diapers, deodorant, Tylenol. Drop-off locations are listed below.

For more information on donating hygene kits, email Stef Burns of the local Relief Society, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, stef.burns [at] gmail.com.

Locations where donations can be dropped off--North Cache Valley


Iglasia Catolica de sto. Tomas de Aquino
Phone: 453-752-1478
725 S 250 E
Hyde Park, UT. 84318

Logan drop-off locations

Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection
Jess Lucero
Phone: 307-221-3515
93 South 1250 East
Logan, Utah

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Danny Beus
Phone: 435-232-3923
386 Sheridan Ridge Lane
Nibley, Utah

Locations in South Cache Valley


Iglesia de Dios - Un Nuevo Comienzo
Marisol Montufar y Francisco Montufar
Phone: 435-760-6031
340 N 800 E
Hyrum, Utah 

Emmanuel Baptist Church
310 N 800 E, Hyrum, UT
Phone: (435) 245-5898

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