Clothes Closet and food pantry update
First, I would like to thank Ruth Stretch for leading both the Clothes Closet and Food Bank efforts on behalf of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. To date, Indivisible Ferndale has raised over $1500 to help provide food supplies to those in need within our community.
Secondly, I would also like to thank Jackie Cory, Barbara Vernon and Chris and Bruce Wills for purchasing groceries and delivering them to Ruth and Sharon Katri.
Next, Indivisible Ferndale has decided to follow the lead of Ferndale’s Community Chest and purchase Grocery Outlet gift cards in the amount of $50.00 for our families in need. The Community Chest can help with rent, electricity bills, water bills, gas and food, plus some medical expenses. Should you hear of a family that is food insecure, please Ruth at 786-4172 and she will call Sharon. The gift cards will be mailed to recipients.
If you would like to donate toward the purchase of gift cards, please write a check made payable to the “Community Chest” and mail it to:
- Ferndale Community Chest
- P.O. Box 934
- Ferndale, CA. 95536
The Ferndale Community Church located on Main Street also provides a food bank the third Thursday of the month at the church. Pantry preparation starts at 10:30 am. Distribution is from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. They need help unloading the food and setting up for distribution. During the month of May, the Community Church food bank will be open on Thursday, May 7 and May 21. If you would like to help out on these dates, please call 786-4475 or send an email here.
Masks for Salinas farm workers
I received this message from IF member, Sylvia Tubb, this past week regarding a need for face masks. Please read her message below:
“Yesterday I spoke with my cousin who is a supervisor in the Salinas area at Fresh Harvest, Inc. He informed me of the desperate need for masks for the field workers harvesting lettuce. These farm workers are putting their health in harm’s way during these difficult times to continue to work, so that we can have our salads. The least we can do is help them to be safe while doing it.
I know we have a lot of quilters, and this is a great scraps buster! If anyone has fabric, but is unable to make the masks, I will take the fabric to make them. Helpers can drop off the masks or fabric on our porch.Thank you, Indivisible Ferndale! The workers, my relatives and I would greatly appreciate your help!”
Here is Sylvia’s contact info:
- Street address: 99 Francis Street
- Phone: 786-7014
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local COVID-19 Update
Here is some information on our local COVID-19 situation.
Please consider picking up some food “to go” at Ferndale’s eating establishments. If you don’t , these eateries will not make it through our county’s lockdown. Case in point, Erlei’s Bakin’ It on Main Street. This small bakery had to close its doors for the past two weeks due to low sales, but they are back now. Please help them stay open! If not for yourself, do it for me. I love their scones, quiche, muffins and honey wheat bread!
Dr. Frankovich: COVID-19 Facts and Figures
If you don’t know the name Dr. Theresa Frankovich, then now is the time to be introduced. She is our County Health Officer. She is a voice of calm and reason. In this video, Dr. Frankovich answers questions posed by a number of Humboldt media outlets.
‘The Economy, The Surge and What’s Next for Humboldt County’
In case you missed it, Sheriff William Honsal, County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Deputy Health Officer Josh Ennis conducted a live broadcast interview with Hank Sims from the Lost Coast Outpost this past Thursday.
- Necessary steps to begin reopening businesses and services
- Expanding testing capacity, disease surveillance and contact investigations
- Preparing for medical surge
- Public health risks of reopening the economy
- Public safety and enforcement of regulations.
Last, but not least . . .
This is the daily COVID-19 press briefing that you SHOULD be watching: New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo! This guy tells it like it is! He’s smart, articulate and compassionate (a trait that many New Yorkers didn’t think he had in him). Once you hear Andrew explain it, you will never listen to another farce from Washington again.
My best guess as to when Governor Cuomo will speak again is everyday until things get better in New York around 8:30 am Pacific Time. Check it out here.
Stay safe and Strong! Together, We are Indivisible!