Register using this link: https://focushope.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=486261
The "Stay Home" order exempts those assisting with disadvantaged or "needy" populations.
See below for full order from the Governor.
Your support is needed more than ever!
Using Safe Practices-- Gloves, social distancing, face masks, hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer available throughout the building.
There is always a great need for individuals and/or groups with up to 15 people to package boxes of food. This opportunity is ideal for groups and is done on an organized assembly line. The process is a very rewarding experience. Individual volunteers will be teamed up with an available group so feel free to ask if there are any groups that can use an extra hand!
Hours: Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm; Tuesday -Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm; 2nd Saturdays of Every Month 9:00am-12:00pm
Volunteers that participate will be "cutting stock", that is Focus: Hope lingo for opening boxes to prepare to put the commodities in boxes, load on pallets for delivery. This is a moderately physical activity. Long periods of active moving and standing are required.
Attire: We suggest volunteers dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes. No open toe shoes, jogging pants, shorts, tank tops/sleeveless shirts.
Additional Information: There is limited storage space, please leave personal items in a secure place.
Parking & Entering the building: Is located inside the gated lot at Oakman and 14th street. Once inside the gated lot, there will be a sign on the building directing volunteers to enter in the door facing Oakman Blvd. The Volunteer break room will be to your immediate left. Go inside, check in on the registration kiosk.
If you get lost or need to speak with someone please call the main volunteer line at 313-494-4270. For an immediate response, please call the temporary line at (313) 288-2059.
Focus: HOPE's response: https://www.focushope.edu/covid-19_response/ Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Health. Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official health information from the federal government.
Excerpts from Executive Order: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html
Whitmer - Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19)
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans and easily spread from person to person. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at particular risk ...
Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans and easily spread from person to person. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at particular risk, and there is an increased risk of rapid spread of COVID-19 among persons in close proximity to one another. There is currently no approved vaccine or antiviral treatment for this disease.
On March 10, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified the first two presumptive-positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. On that same day, I issued Executive Order 2020-4. This order declared a state of emergency across the state of Michigan under section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.401-.421, and the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945, 1945 PA 302, as amended, MCL 10.31-.33.
The Emergency Management Act vests the governor with broad powers and duties to "cop[e] with dangers to this state or the people of this state presented by a disaster or emergency," which the governor may implement through "executive orders, proclamations, and directives having the force and effect of law." MCL 30.403(1)-(2). Similarly, the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945, provides that, after declaring a state of emergency, "the governor may promulgate reasonable orders, rules, and regulations as he or she considers necessary to protect life and property or to bring the emergency situation within the affected area under control." MCL 10.31(1).
To suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is reasonable and necessary to direct residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible.
This order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, I order the following:
For purposes of this order, critical infrastructure workers also include:
- Workers and volunteers for businesses or operations (including both and religious and secular nonprofit organizations) that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, individuals who need assistance as a result of this emergency, and people with disabilities.
Khristi Miller, Manager
Volunteers & Community Outreach
1400 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, MI 48238
313-288-2059 | 313.494.4270 main
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Volunteer Opportunities: https://focushope.galaxydigital.com/
Focus: HOPE Mission Statement: Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.
And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection.
Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant.
-Adopted March 8, 1968
Please note: If you are completing community service hours for court or driver’s responsibility, there is a separate process. Because we are not having our regularly scheduled orientations during the pandemic, you will need to contact the front desk of Focus: HOPE's Westside Food Center (313-494-4600). Simply share with the receptionist your desire to satisfy your community service hours at Focus: HOPE, and they will direct you from there!