As we are all figuring our way through these trying times, we're proud to have partners like Early Childhood Council SLV. Here's a great message for our kiddos to help them get through these times. #strongertogether.
La Puente Shelter is gearing up for the extended social-distancing recommendations while continuing to provide services to those in need. Though we must keep our Shelter isolated, with your help, we've been able to provide 2 sack meals to the community every day of the week. Please share our mission and GoFundMe link, so we can continue providing this emergency food. charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/emergency-food-purchase-for-homeless-shelter
Our services are needed now more than ever during this crisis. Learn more about what we've been up to. www.lapuentehome.org/strongertogether Thank you to the generous La Puente donor who has agreed to purchase ads in the Alamosa Valley Courier to support local business and to help us educate the community about our COVID-19 response.
Want to help your community but are unsure how? Consider making masks for those working on the front lines. Personal Protective Equipment is in short supply at the moment due to the current crisis. Medical workers, patients, and volunteers are all in need of masks and other protective gear so they can continue to serve the community safely. Here's an instructional video to get you started: ow.ly/4NW350yXNVn. There are plenty more available online. Remember, we are #StrongerTogether and we will make it through this! Visit our website to see where you can donate these much needed items.
While things are changing everyday, we are still here to serve the community. Posted below are the updated hours for the Food Bank Network of the SLV. We will keep you updated if anything changes. #StrongerTogether
There are many business closures happening throughout Colorado as the Stay at Home order takes effect. La Puente is an essential service and will be remaining open with the safety measures that were previously put in place. As long as we are able to we will continue to serve the community. Remember, we are #StrongerTogether and we will make it through this.
Colorado now has a state-wide Stay at Home order. We know it can be tough to be stuck indoors. However, there is still plenty to do. Stuck inside with friends or family? How about playing a friendly game of Nerts? Directions can be found at ow.ly/ZJOb50yWRog. You can also see an example, demonstrated by some of La Puente's wonderful Americorps volunteers, in the video below.
We want to take a second to thank our La Puente AmeriCorps who are getting things done in the midst of COVID-19. Although services at the shelter have changed Christina is still doing case management & serving meals to those in need. More than ever, we need our AmeriCorps members who are the frontline of our communities response to COVID-19. Help us thank them for their continued service. #strongertogether #americorps #servecolorao #gettingthingsdone
Many of La Puente's clients were struggling with hunger before COVID-19. The pandemic has only exacerbated their needs and limited La Puente's ability to provide. Without your help, our Emergency Shelter won't be able to continue feeding guests. Please consider offering a monetary donation, at ow.ly/mLRv50yVPzs , for food purchases.
"Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to be over, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” La Puente's PALS Children's Program showed us there moves...., La Puente's Valley Educational Gardens Initiative - VEGI, what you got?
During these trying times, many of our families are in need of extra support. PALS staff are going to be delivering supplies to the families they serve. When clients were calling, concerned that they would not be able to find supplies for their families, PALS came together to find a solution. They partnered with the Food Bank Network of the SLV to get food, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and other necessary items. They will be hand-delivering these items. Despite the pandemic, we are still dedicated to service to the community. PALS will be open on a limited basis beginning next…
As La Puente works at the front line of this pandemic, we need to take measures to keep ourselves safe and able to serve the community. That's why we're asking for donations to buy vital cleaning supplies. If you'd like to support us, please visit charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/cleaning-supplies
La Puente is fighting on the front lines of the pandemic. To keep our staff and volunteers safe, we need to start stocking supplies that will keep the virus at bay. We're raising money to purchase masks that will protect us as we continue to provide vital services to the community. To support us, please visit charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/masks-for-la-puente
La Puente's Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley is need of plastic grocery bags. Since the start of COVID-19 La Puente's food bank network has seen a spike in the number of individuals and families needing food in our community. If you have plastic bags taking up space in your house that you would like to donate please drop them off at the Alamosa Food Bank located at 513 6th st. or consider donating to our GoFundMe to purchase plastic bags ow.ly/2f8B50yTC8j