JRS continues to provide programming for all of the people we serve during the Coronavirus outbreak. We are fortunate to have supporters like you who make this possible, and are willing to pitch in during times of great need. Here are some things you can do from home to continue supporting JRS and the people it serves:
DONATE- every donation counts! As we continue to serve the community, there is a need for funding the response at hand while building capacity to address future needs.
ADVOCATE FOR THOSE WE SERVE - use your voice to show support for legislation that can significantly help people with disabilities. It is crucial for Congress to understand that disability supports are a key component of health services for those we serve. Click here now to show your support.
ADVOCATE FOR NONPROFITS- Jewish Federations of North America has sent out the following action alert: We need Congress to approve a $60 billion stimulus package that would support nonprofits, health care workers and hospitals, and fight the growing food insecurity crisis caused by COVID-19. Click here to contact Senator Bob Casey or here to contact Senator Pat Toomey to tell them you support the package.
No Community Like the Clubhouse Community Isolation can be taxing on anyone, let alone someone living with a mental illness. Members of the Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse are coming together as a community online to check-in on one another, share resources and offer words of encouragement. They are also posting lighthearted Q&A topics on their Instagram page in order to stay connected. Click the button below to read some quotes about how the online group is brightening the day for Clubhouse members around our community.
Jason, Kevin and Max at the Goldberg House keeping each other company at home during social distancing.
Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Deadline Approaching Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the April 28, 2020, primary election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Please share this information which is especially important for older adults and people with underlying chronic conditions during the spread of COVID-19.
Mark Your Calendars With the Following Cancellations
The Understanding Community Health Choices (CHC) event that was to be held on March 25th has been canceled. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The 2020 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon has been canceled by the event organizers, P3R. If you have any questions regarding this cancellation, please contact email@example.com.
Links to Useful Resources in Our Community Our partners at Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have compiled a list of resources that you and your family may find useful during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list includes kosher restaurant and food updates, digital activities, health recommendations and much more.