In times of crisis, people have a tendency to band together to support one another. This time is no different, and technology has helped people become even more creative as social-distancing has called us to limit in-person interactions.
With the onset of the spread of COVID-19 multiple Facebook, Groups have popped up as a way for people to stay connected and find beneficial resources. One such group is the Colleyville People Helping People. This group was founded on March 15, 2020, and is a collective of homeowners and residents in the Colleyville area.
We at GRACE want to highlight this group as multiple people have been sharing not only how to get in connect with GRACE but also how people can help support the work that is being done. Knowing that more families have been impacted by COVID. The group’s admin Wayne Rigney decided to go the extra mile and adopt our “take what you need, leave what you can” boxes.
This past Easter weekend and this weekend, Colleyville People Helping People group will be monitoring our “Take One, Leave One” free pantries. They have also implemented extra precautions to ensure that people remain safe during this time. The group is asking volunteers/donors to wear gloves and wipe down any and all surfaces when they are done.
While we are able to keep up demand during the weekday, we are needing assistance on the weekends. They are doing a great job of organizing coverage of the boxes to help ensure that no family goes without during this time.
The locations of our boxes are:
837 East Walnut Street in Grapevine
610 Shady Brook Drive in Grapevine
If you would like to help be involved with this, please reach out to Alicia Fike at 817.305.4655