Letter: Please help if you can

Published: 4/8/2020 12:01:21 AM

Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. People can reach out to friends and family, talk and connect via phone, text, Facebook, Zoom, Duo or FaceTime.

Consider reaching out to neighbors who may need help. Too many often forget about those who may need us the most. If you know someone in a high-risk scenario, they may need someone to go to the store for them or help out in other ways. Simple acts like these can go a long way to making everyone feel better.

I recently put up the following Facebook post: “If anyone is not working and runs out of food, please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message, text, call. I will be more than happy to share whatever food we have. I will drop it off, no questions asked. It will stay between us, nobody will know.” The response has been overwhelming and demand much higher than I ever imagined.

I have been placing Instacart orders for those in need, but resources and financial constraints are making it a bit difficult to help everyone who needs help out. I would love for others in Laconia to pitch in and do the same if at all possible. There are many who need help during this difficult time, and unfortunately I am one person with a limited budget to help others. So if you can, please help out as well.



(The writer is a candidate for state representative in Belknap District 3.)

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