In November, we completed another year of weatherization for our seniors in Madison County. It looked very different, but we still provided services making a difference in the lives of 75 clients.
With the new safety procedures and limitations, we still managed to coordinate 263 volunteers to winterize 70 homes. One client had this to say about the work completed on TEMP$ workday: “Thank you so very much for the screen door and the other work that you did … They were things that we needed done but were unable to do ourselves, and it’s a blessing to have them taken care of.”
This year we had to make several modifications to prepare for the workday. CASA staff worked hard to make sure that the necessary paperwork was mailed and received by our clients. Volunteers and office staff stayed in touch and worked together via phone and email. Lauren, the TEMP$ Service Coordinator, also created and implemented new procedures for the pick-up and delivery of supplies.
Volunteers had new procedures for COVID-19 safety measures during the workday. Clients and volunteers received instructions to have no contact during the workday. It was a very different year!
As we welcome a new year, we are hopeful that by TEMP$ 2021 we will be providing services similar to the days before COVID-19. We know our volunteers are looking forward to the day when they can visit with the clients and meet more needs of our aging community in preparation for the winter.