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Isolation has been increased through:
- Job loss
- Disrupted contact with family and support relationships
- Home isolation
- Fear of the unknown
- Feeling unsafe at home
Fresh Hope Engage partners have been actively present in communities where the force of isolation has been felt most during the coronavirus crisis.
NationsHeart Food Hut: “We developed a very simple delivery service”
For those who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, the requirement to isolate has led to the emergence of practical needs like access to food, emotional support, and physical contact.
“We realised fairly quickly that some of our members couldn’t come to the building because they were immune compromised or for other reasons,” said Naomi Giles, Senior Pastor at NationsHeart in Canberra. “So we developed a very simple delivery service where those people were asked what groceries they needed for the week and someone from our church community volunteered to be an Uber for us, taking the order around to bless those people.”
“For our food hut we were able to navigate through the changes in a way that meant we could still open the same hours we had opened before so we could keep that connection and provide that familiarity for people.”
What can I do?
We need to pray for those experiencing isolation and for wisdom for those seeking to serve them.
Fresh Hope Engage partners are responding to local needs showing love, care and practical support to those impacted by isolation. Please join them by giving generously.
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”