Operation Reach Out
As we approach the one-year mark of being in pandemic mode, we would like to acknowledge the activities of Operation Reach Out, a PACG initiative.
PACG realized early the serious nature of the pandemic and recognized that it could be a long haul before our lives would be back to normal. Thus, we had the foresight to experiment with Zoom as a way to continue the work that we do, enabling people to interact face-to-face, albeit virtually.
In addition, knowing how important connection with others is and that this connection could be seriously compromised during a pandemic, we decided to Reach Out to members who might be feeling particularly isolated. We purchased tablets for members who were willing to learn the new Zoom technology. Responses from some of these members have been amazingly positive!
We also called those we felt might be especially isolated to offer support and learn what needs they may have. These members also received gift bags for the winter holidays and, most recently, may be surprised to find Girl Scout cookies delivered to their door steps!
We are proud that volunteers took on this initiative in the name of looking out for the common good of others who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. And we encourage our progressive counterparts in the community to do the same. The Reach Out initiative epitomizes what PACG is all out! Many thanks to those who have made Operation Reach Out a success!