Even though most MDS projects remain closed, we bring you news of volunteers working creatively—and safely—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect tens of thousands of people every day in the U.S. and Canada.
I understand that MDS volunteers are eager to get back out and serve others. This became evident when volunteer slots were filled within 48 hours after we announced the opportunity to work in Willow, Alaska to rebuild five homes for wildfire survivors.
You will see as you read the latest news in On the Level that MDS volunteers are working under special circumstances, and they are observing COVID-related safety guidelines we have carefully developed.
Frankly, we are a long way from reopening projects that look like the ones we all know and love. That’s why I am so pleased the way in which MDS units have stepped up to volunteer at a grassroots level.
As you are out there, whether working as an MDS volunteer or simply helping your neighbor, please remember that service to others also means caring about their safety. Please, wear a mask. Please, practice social distancing. The more we stand together now, the sooner we can reopen our projects.