COVID, Coronavirus, the global pandemic. Whatever you call it, the situation has touched everyone from every corner of the Earth. It’s strained people financially, mentally, and emotionally. And yet despite all that, selfless men and women are thinking beyond themselves not for recognition, but genuinely out of the goodness of their hearts.
Our community has stepped up in a big way to support the local businesses, frontline staff, and those in need. These are the people that deserve to be celebrated because we’re all in this together.
So let’s drown out all the media negativity with some warm fuzzies. Here are a few selfless acts of kindness that have made all the difference from people here in downtown.
Peter Pan’s STUFF THE BUS TO FEED THE FIGHT
Join PETER PAN as they Stuff the Bus to “Feed The Fight” in Western Mass.
Peter Pan Bus Lines and the Bean Restaurant Group are teaming up to show support to our Western Mass first responders and front line health care heroes ♥
Each day we will be delivering lunch in Western Mass for our first responders and front line workers on our Peter Pan Bus.
Our Mission: Showing support and gratitude for our first responders and front line workers while supporting local Western Mass Restaurants.
Donate today to help provide lunch deliveries to our COVID-19 heroes!
Donate here to help and learn more.
SPIRIT OF SPRINGFIELD AND THE RESIDENTS OF MATTOON STREET DONATED FOOD TO THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT
“The outpouring of support for the Springfield Police Department and our officers continued Friday night.
Our neighbors on Mattoon Street put together quite a spread for our officers. About ten of our neighbors wanted to show their appreciation to our Springfield Police Officers.
Awesome food from Chef Wayne’s Big Mamou & Palazzo Café and a big thank you to Elegant Affairs.” – Springfield Police Department
Springfield Thunderbirds, local restaurants team up to provide meals to Baystate and Mercy Medical Centers
On Thursday April 16th, the Springfield Thunderbirds teamed up with two of their local restaurant partners, Uno Pizzeria & Grill and Nadim’s Mediterranean Restaurant to deliver over 50 meals to staff at both Baystate Health and Mercy Medical Center
RESTAURANTS CONTINUING TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND
During this crazy pandemic, we want to find a way to thank all of the first responders taking care of the COVID-19…
Posted by BarKaya on Sunday, April 5, 2020
NOSH, NADIM’S, GRANNY’S BAKING TABLE, BARKAYA, and more have all been generously donating and providing food to our healthcare workers working on the frontline of COVID-19. The more our community orders take out and delivery from them, the more than can contribute to helping those in need. Please consider ordering takeout soon from any of these downtown restaurants that are still open. Check out the whole list here.
MGM Springfield Donates Heaters, CotS for Homeless Triage Facility
Even though their doors are closed, MGM Springfield is lending a hand to the city of Springfield to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Domenic Sarno thanked MGM Springfield Friday after the casino provided cots and heaters to support the city’s COVID-19 response.
MGM donated 160 cots and 16 outdoor heaters to help supply new homeless tent triage facility operations in the city.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
Tell the Community Foundation How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted You and Those You Serve
This is not a grant application, but your input is critical to assessing community needs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you so much for your extraordinary efforts to help local residents at this time. The Community Foundations is in awe of you and are deeply grateful for the vital services you are delivering in the face of incredible challenges.
They are working closely with their partners to ensure that the COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley quickly provides unrestricted and flexible support to meet the urgent needs of the community.
They are making grants proactively on a rolling basis and not via an application process. Currently, they are focused on health, food, and shelter for the most vulnerable in our communities. This may change as we move from crisis response to recovery, and we will inform you of any changes. Read the letter from our grants team about Response Fund grantmaking.
Like us, many concerned partners need current data on how the coronavirus crisis is affecting Pioneer Valley communities.
Please share below any information you have as to how the crisis is affecting your nonprofit organization and the people you serve: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO