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Support during COVID-19 (November 2020) Preparing Food Boxes for Seniors

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Focus: HOPE

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 ...

www.michigan.gov


EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2020-21

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:

  1. 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

Focus: HOPE

1400 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, MI 48238

313-288-2059 | 313.494.4270 main

millerk@focushope.edu | www.focushope.edu |
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!

22 Shifts

  • Wed Nov 04, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Wed Nov 04, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Thu Nov 05, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Thu Nov 05, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Sat Nov 07, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Tue Nov 10, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Tue Nov 10, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Wed Nov 11, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Wed Nov 11, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Thu Nov 12, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Thu Nov 12, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Sat Nov 14, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Tue Nov 17, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Tue Nov 17, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Wed Nov 18, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Thu Nov 19, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Thu Nov 19, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Sat Nov 21, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Tue Nov 24, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Tue Nov 24, 2020 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • Wed Nov 25, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are using safe practices during this time (i.e. social distancing; gloves, masks)
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Focus: HOPE

Location:

1200 Oakman Blvd., Building B. (Central Warehouse), Detroit, MI 48238, US

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.

Description

Focus: HOPE is a human service organization. Founded in 1968 in the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots by Father Willam T. Cunningham (1930-1997) and co-founder Eleanor M. Josaitis (1931-2011), Focus: HOPE unites a multicultural community in common efforts to overcome injustice and build racial harmony. Over the years, Focus: HOPE has initiated practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness. Answers can be found in Focus: HOPE's technology training programs, educational and corporate partnerships, and food programs.

Crisis Support
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

Sun Nov 01, 2020 - Mon Nov 30, 2020
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM   This opportunity has 22 shifts

WHERE

1200 - B Oakman BlvdCentral WarehouseDetroit, MI 48238

(42.40131,-83.11899)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours -- Includes orientation!
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Youth ages 15-18 permitted with adult/chaperones. This activity requires a lot of standing and bending.

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