I’m reaching out to you, Ethos’ sponsors, donors and community members, to ask for your support. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows both globally and in our own community, Ethos is taking drastic and varied measures to ensure the safety and well-being of Boston’s older adults and disabled residents.
Here are some of the ways that Ethos is mobilizing to support our older neighbors:
- Consistent, daily delivery of Meals on Wheels (See Boston Globe Article)
- “Grab and Go” meals available daily at 32 community locations across Boston
- Informational mailings and robocalls with up-to-date information on COVID-19 and safety precautions
- Live streamed informational seminars
- Wellness checks and assistance with grocery shopping
- Medication delivery and medical transportation
- Homemaking and home health services, which support home sanitization and personal hygiene
- Mental health support
Our seniors are at higher risk because many depend on services and supports provided in their homes or in the community to maintain their health and independence. On average, one in four older Bostonians is living in poverty and facing food insecurity. Further, nearly two out of three seniors are experiencing four or more chronic conditions, making them even more susceptible to COVID-19.
This crisis has come just as Ethos was beginning an important fundraising effort, culminating in our annual event. Those activities have been postponed indefinitely. With that in mind, many have asked how they can help us through this time. At the moment, our most critical need is funding from individuals and businesses, which will enable us to manage the increasing costs of providing services and respond to the growing needs of the elderly and disabled, without delay or restriction.
Can we count on your support?
If so, please make a donation using the form, by calling 617-522-6700 or by mail to:
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Thank you in advance for support as we work to help our most vulnerable weather this crisis.
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