Helping Hands Team
April Newsletter - Clinic Updates
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Because of how rapid the Coronavirus spread, our clinic has decided to CANCEL ALL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES until Monday, May 4th. 2020; The building will be closed during this period. The clinic will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and a new plan of action will be established. Our website (https://www.helpinghandsfreeclinic.org/) will always have the most up-to-date information on our clinic's status and schedule.
Thank you all for your patience during this challenging and stressful time. We feel as though we are doing our part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Please take all necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy and safe.
Thank you for your understanding and for supporting our clinic.
Good Hand Washing and Social Distancing Practices
The following are good hygiene practices:
Washing your hands regularly for 20 to 30 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
Hand sanitiser does not replace washing your hands after using the bathroom.
Always use soap and water if your hands are visibly soiled.
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or coughing into your elbow.
Dispose used tissues into a bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
The following are good for social distancing:
Attempting to keep a distance of about 5 feet between yourself and other people.
Avoiding crowds and large public gatherings.
Avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people.
Minimizing visits to vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.
Keeping connected with others, including colleagues, friends and family, through phone, email, social media, and online work platforms when possible.
Epworth United Methodist Church Flower Sale Extension
Epworth United Methodist Church plant sales has been extended until April 14th, 2020. All orders and payments must arrive to the church by the April 14th. The products being offered are as follows: Succulents, Wave Petunias, Vegetables & Herbs, Landscape Flats, Hanging Baskets & Color Bowls. To purchase any of the flowers please fill out the form and mail in, with payment, to Epworth UMC at 5100 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229. The link to place an order is the following:
For a more in-depth description of the sale you can visit
OR contact Epworth United Methodist Church. The church is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m, by phone at 614.885.8015 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you so much for the support.
Indoor/at Home Activities to Keep the Mind Active During COVID19
If you are looking for some structure in your day, here are some relaxing activities you can do at home during the COVID-19 quarantine:
Color, doodle, draw: it can lead to a meditative state that helps reduce anxiety
Go for a walk or other physical activity: studies have shown that a brisk walk can make you feel more creative
Do yoga or meditation: yoga can boost your mood, lower stress and anxiety and boost your self-esteem
Chat with someone: Just because you’re socially distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t connect
Sing, listen to, play music: Singing has been shown to improve people’s mental health and sense of belonging; Listening to music can help people in the face of a scary and stressful experience
Read or write: can help you clarify your thoughts and feelings
Join the Bowl to Help Committee
As of now, our Annual fundraiser, Bowl to Help, is going to be on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 starting at 2pm. That date is approaching quickly and we need your help to make it great! We are looking for individuals that want to bring ideas and have their interests heard. If that is you, please contact Meg Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can be involved in making this year's "Bowl to Help" the best.