Updated on June 12, 2020
We are so excited to open our office beginning June 15th (June 16th for Bangor). Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our offices have been closed for over 2 months and we've been working hard to assist all needs over the phone and directly through our pantries.
Although this triage-approach has worked, it has been far from ideal. Two of We Care's Core Values are hospitality and volunteerism. We've been able to enact both due to the shut-down of our state.
Now, we are able to reopen safely to volunteers, staff and donors. We will still be available to everyone by phone - 269-637-4342 (South Haven) or 269-427-9581. And hopefully, we will be able to reopen to everyone on Monday, July 6th! We can't wait to see everyone again! (Please see guidelines below as they will be in place for all those coming to our offices.)
Thank you for your patience and support during this time!
Love and blessings to each of you,
Director, We Care INC
Updated on May 13, 2020
Dear Friends of We Care INC, In order to remain a safe place for all of our community, we want to share with your what we are doing to promote good health in our area. In response to the COVID-19, influenza, strep throat and other communicable diseases, We Care In the Name Christ has implemented the following:
· Within the We Care offices -
o All surfaces, doorknobs and pulls, phones, keyboards, office equipment, etc. will be wiped down frequently throughout the day.
o Hand sanitizer will be mandatory upon entry and exit.
o Gloves will be made available to everyone coming into the office.
o We will be utilizing closed containers for beverages.
o Masks must be worn at all times.
o All staff and volunteers must remain six feet away from each other at all times.
· We are following the State of Michigan protocols and recommend that our community follow them as well:
o Hand washing is mandatory after every interaction.
o No handshakes.
o Stay home when you are sick.
· We Care is open to phone calls only. Our office is closed to walk-ins. You can contact us at 269-637-4342 in South Haven, 269-427-9581in Bangor.
· We encourage our PANTRIES AND MINISTRIES to do the following:
o Have curbside pick-up only; no indoor service.
o Use face-masks and gloves.
o Load all groceries and products into plastic bags and carry to the car so that the family does not have to get out, and place in the trunk of the car.
· We urge our VOLUNTEERS to:
o Stay home if you feel uncomfortable coming into the office or pantries/ministries.
o If you have any signs of upper respiratory issues, please stay home.
· For our CHURCH and COMMUNITY PARTNERS, the State of Michigan recommends cancelling all indoor gatherings. Consider utilizing YouTube or other online platforms for your services or events indefinitely.
We Care remains committed to providing a safe place for our community and those in need. Therefore, we want to be the place of encouragement during this time of uncertainty. As Proverbs 12:25 says, “Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” We are here for you; please let us know if we can help in any way. From all of us at We Care,
Director, We Care INC 06321 Blue Star Hwy. | South Haven, MI | 49090 269-637-4342x101 (office) | 269-351-2803 (cell) | 269-427-9581 - Bangor Office www.wecare-inc.orG.