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Good News Rockland Run 2020
Sat, Jun 13, 2020
Valley Cottage, NY
About This Activity
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the 2020 Good News Rockland Run will not take place on June 13, 2020 as planned. We following the New York State on PAUSE guidelines. We had hoped to host this race. However, it has become clear that doing so could jeopardize the health and safety of our participants.
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The Good News Association is committed in helping our community in this unprecedented time. As such, the Good News Association has been providing groceries to the most vulnerable people in Rockland. If you would like to donate your registration fee to this effort, it will bless people in this county that are undergoing unimaginable difficulties. Please reply this email if you would like your donate your registration fee: email@example.com
Consider reading our most recent newsletter that details how this initiative has already blessed people in this county.
We pray that you and your family stay well during this difficult time.
Due to selfless volunteers we have been blessed, able to serve delivering over 70 grocery orders. Because of the generosity shown to our ministry by many, the COVID-19 Grocery Delivery Initiative has met the needs of families donating approximately 215 bags of groceries, at an average cost of $56.94 per family and a total cost of $2,448.56.
In the coming weeks we will be facing an increase in request for both grocery delivery as well as for donations of groceries. We believe we will begin to hear again from those that have relied on us before in addition to new callers. As news of the GNA Grocery Delivery Initiative spreads via social media, County Executive Ed Day’s Facebook Page, Clarkstown Newsletter, Town of Orangetown Facebook Page, East Ramapo Central School District, ministries and churches as well as other community programs and non-profits our opportunity to serve and show compassion and love will be greatly expanded.
Volunteers needed in order to continue to provide care for our seniors, those with compromised health and those in quarantine. We need more volunteers who are willing to fulfill the grocery orders requested by gathering specific items ordered and our grocery donated packages at the supermarket (Food Fair and Aldi). Also needed volunteers who will deliver groceries and assess what further assistance GNA can be to the recipients. In the past we have been asked for prayer as the recipients face hospitalizations and death in their families at which time, we contact a local church and request they follow up. As the need continues to rise, we will need additional funds to pay for those groceries that are provided to those that do not have means to pay.
Donations may be made to Good News Association via Paypal, Vemo or check mailed to:
Good News Association, 169 S. Main St, New City, NY 10956
We are all in this together. Please be safe and join us in taking the necessary steps to minimize the spread of this virus.