COVID-19 is a crisis impacting our local communities and the larger world around us. Learn what steps CRJI is taking in the face of this challenge and how we are adapting to better help our communities.
As a community organisation, CRJI has been involved in responding to the challenges presented to the community by the #coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, there has been a particular focus on reaching out to those who are most vulnerable and most in need of support. Therefore, in collaboration with other community partners, we have participated in the making of, and supply of, PPE to frontline workers within the #NHS, the care sector, and other frontline workers such as grocery store staff. We have also been actively trying to organise and deliver within our communities in Derry, S.Armagh, and Newry, working at the core of well-recognised community safety structures.
We have consistently provided clear information on how to deal with this crisis, from promoting government advice to responding to our own staff's needs in terms of social distancing. These actions, if followed, will contribute to saving lives. We have also been out delivering food basics to those who are completely isolated through ill health or poverty, which has been nothing short of marvellous. In the coming weeks there will be much to do. We would encourage those that can to check in with their neighbours, particularly those who are elderly or are unable to leave their homes. They may benefit from something as basic as a smile, or knowing someone cares.