United Method’s Rising Leaders United (ELU) members have a convention of partnering with Secure Berks each Might to supply particular Mom’s Day pampering to the company’s residents. ELU members, a gaggle of people ages 21-45, are involved in volunteering, neighborhood involvement and private improvement. In a typical 12 months, ELU members arrange an after-work occasion that features bringing collectively native hair stylists and manicurists to pamper the ladies residing at Secure Berks, together with offering a ready dinner and actions for his or her kids.
For Heather Ayala, an ELU member from UGI Power Companies, the occasion has particular that means. “I take pleasure in these occasions as a result of I get the possibility to present again to a company that helped me in my time of want. I need these girls to know they deserve love, dignity and respect. Pampering them and displaying we care, lower their worries a bit bit for a day. We knew it was essential for us to proceed our efforts this 12 months, regardless of a number of the challenges created by the COVID disaster.” ELU members used creativity to growing a plan which might be totally different and nonetheless particular for the ladies at Secure Berks. United Method linked
ELU members and Secure Berks with Boscov’s to furnish just a few of the company’s want record objects. As well as, a number of members are buying and getting ready meals objects to deal with the ladies to an Italian-themed meal. Since social distancing prohibited ELU members to make and serve the dinner on-site, members volunteered to supply totally different parts of the meal and can ship it to Secure Berks on Might 19.
“ELU members are extremely dedicated to serving to others and making a distinction; final 12 months they volunteered for 38 totally different actions. Their dedication has not wavered throughout the well being disaster,” mentioned Tammy White, President, United Method of Berks County. “We’re grateful for his or her continued dedication to attach and supply hope throughout this troublesome time.”
Throughout latest weeks, ELU members additionally participated in some digital volunteer actions, together with creating notes of encouragement for seniors at Spruce Manor and the residents of Secure Berks, in addition to checking in with residents of The Highlands of Wyomissing with telephone calls. They’re additionally donating blood at Miller Keystone.
“Volunteering is extra essential than ever,” mentioned Rendy Ortiz, ELU Chairperson and worker at Alcon. “Whereas COVID has modified many issues, it hasn’t modified the significance of connecting with and serving to one another.”