National Philoptochos Responds With A Multi-Pronged Approach to Provide Financial, Emotional, Spiritual and Loving Support to Individuals and Families…

National Philoptochos Responds With A Multi-Pronged Approach to Provide Financial, Emotional, Spiritual and Loving Support to Individuals and Families Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

#PhiloCares

May28, 2020

Feeding the Hungry

Photo: Philoptochos Cares COVID 19 collage

Social Services

Photo: COVID-19 You are not alone

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Social Media Promotes Community Togetherness and Kindness

The#MaskOn Campaignasked chapters to make and distribute masks within their local communitiesto assistwith the nationwide need for face coverings, and to encourage everyone to follow the CDCs guidelines for social distancing and safety practices.

Photo:Ellie Skoutas fromCleveland

I wear a mask to keep others (who may be more at risk) safe. I made mine silly to still impart some joy in these stressful times.-Ellie Skoutas, Cleveland, Ohio

ThePower of Thank You Campaign.Gratitude is the simplest, most powerful way to acknowledge another person's value and humanity. This campaign asked chapters to write thank you notes to "heroes": healthcare personnel, grocery staff, building managers, and delivery workers.

In addition, chapters across the country arranged for food to be delivered to healthcare workers as a special thank you.

Photo: Thank you health heroes

Promoting Togetherness and Community During Social Isolation.We are grateful that technology allows us to stay in contact with our community members to provide emotional support and lessen the feeling of isolation that has resulted from the Pandemic. The National Board and chapters have used Zoom to hold meetings, coffee hours and happy hours to stay connected with our Philoptochos sisters, our clergy, fellow parishioners, and friends and family.

Photo:Metropolis of Chicago Board Meeting

Spiritual Guidance and Support

Finally, National Philoptochos sponsored a lecture from Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh ofHealthy Minds Healthy Souls, A Radio Ministry of St. John the DivineentitledFinding Christ in the Crisison April 30. Fr. Louh provided resources from the Bible to provide comfort and support during these anxious and challenging times. Over 500 people logged on to the event, which was livestreamed on Facebook. A recording of the event can be accessedhere.

The National Board thanks everyone who has participated in these campaigns and worked to spread financial and emotional support and kindness throughout our communities during these difficult times.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."-Ephesians 2:10

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