It's been a trying time for every single one of us. We have all had to hit "pause" in one way or another because of the COVID-19 pandemic. From losing jobs, to fighting the virus, isolating from loved ones, canceling trips or simchas; it’s been a tough time. And no one is untouched by what’s going on right now. But, something good often comes out of something bad and there is some comfort in knowing we are in this all together.
Which is why it's so important to be someone to lean on for those we care for or love. To stay connected and find ways to help.
We probably all know someone who has lost their job - maybe you can help them network to find new employment; someone who is lonely - maybe reach out to a senior friend or family member today who is feeling isolated. A small act of kindness will go a long way to provide hope and help where needed. And we can all use a little of both right now.
JFS Dallas is here to help.
Know someone who has never gone hungry before now? Encourage them to come to our weekly drive-thru food distribution. We have already served
more than 2,200 individuals
in the past three weeks alone. Someone feeling anxious, depressed or struggling in general? Let them know our counselors are here for them, offering tele-health therapy and crisis support. Someone who can’t pay their bills? We can help with rent, mortgage, and utilities (eligibility requirements below), basic needs assistance specifically for Restaurant Workers (information below). AND, our Community Chaplain, Rabbi Howard Wolk, is here for anyone just needing to talk.
Remind your loved ones that there are brighter days ahead and they have a community here for them to lean on in their time of greatest need. I know our team of dedicated staff are proud to be able to serve our clients in such important ways, even more so through these uneasy times.
I'll close by saying thank you to all who support JFS Dallas. Even agencies like ours rely on our friends and supporters to overcome our biggest obstacles. We can't do it alone. We all need someone to lean on.
Stay safe and healthy,