Conejos County Rotary Club bridging social distance

From left Julie Gomez-Nuanes, Samantha Escobedo, Maryjane Valdez, Jason Coombs, Richard Ruybal, Steve Cordova and Lois Trenholm pitch in with boxing up care packages. (Courtesy photo).

LA JARA — During this pandemic turmoil, social distancing and isolation are common terms used daily and quarantine has turned some family’s lives up - side down. Members of the Conejos County Ro - tary Club found a way to bridge the social distance between partners, friends and family members by preparing Quarantine/ Coronavirus care pack - ages for families who find themselves in quarantine during this pandemic. Members filled 10 boxes and delivered them to the Conejos County Public Health department that will see to their distribution.

“There’s everything from cereal, shampoo, toothpaste, face masks and non-perishable items in these care packages. “ We felt the need to help families that are hav - ing trouble obtaining essential items while in isolation,” said Rotarian Steve Cordova. Club members felt that Public Health had a great pulse on what’s taking place in the county and partnered with them to help reach those who need the care package the most. Testing positive can be a frightening experience and this is a way to reach out and brighten someone’s day during these challenging times.

“Most malls are closed and we can’t splurge on new shoes, so we challenge community members to use that money to purchase and prepare your own Quarantine/Coronavirus care package and deliver it to your local public health office,” said Rotar - ian Julie Gomez-Nuanes. For more information, contact Conejos County Rotary Club at POB 145, La Jara, Co 81140.

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