6. National Volunteer Week

This is National Volunteer Week. Are you District 3 ARES members doing anything to contribute to the COVID 19 response?

In March I worked several days on a Clark County Combined Health District phone bank, answering general questions about the virus. After that I switched to the Clark County Emergency Management Agency, working in logistics to pick up and distribute personal protective equipment for our hospitals, government offices and nursing facilities. I continue to deliver these supplies as of today.

Of course, none of these jobs are directly connected to ARES activities, but all involve communications of some sort. Is anyone out there making masks to donate? Are you helping families to communicate with relatives in quarantine? Are you volunteering temporarily at some agency that normally wouldn‘t need you? I‘d be interested in hearing about any relevant COVID 19 experiences.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV