Moonshine Ink covers Tahoe COVID efforts
What a pleasure to read through Moonshine Ink’s April 14 article, “Helping Hands: When the going gets tough, Tahoe gets going,” which underscores the vibrancy of our collective regional effort.
The author of this article, Juliana Demarest, includes a bit about how my team and I got involved and a couple of tidbits from conversations we have shared. She writes, “Former TTP administrator Amie Quirarte took note and found a way to connect all of the folks looking to help out, working under the umbrella of Truckee Tahoe People’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit extension: Emergency Relief – Tahoe/Truckee Covid-19 on Facebook.”
My deep admiration for the community is noted with “‘I am absolutely blown away by the community and their willingness to rise to the occasion (…) I have witnessed so much selflessness, genuine compassion, and true love for absolute strangers. Although it feels like my heart is breaking on a daily basis [for those in need], watching our group brings it back to fullness.”
As the article states, through ubiquitous participation and generosity, we’ve been able to help out many people.
“The group so far has delivered 100 bags to hospital workers, 65 to senior citizens, and another 100 to grocery store workers. Volunteers assemble and deliver the bags, while children draw pictures to accompany them. In one single day, the nonprofit paid rent for six families in need, delivered groceries to four different families, and gave the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe money to serve curbside dinners.”
It is true that there will never be enough words to express my gratitude for what specifically the Tahoe Truckee community has done. Thank you, again, to all who have participated. Thank you to Moonshine Ink for highlighting the great work being done on a local level.