HELENA — Well being care employees and volunteers on the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds vaccination clinic are thanking the group for all of the help they’ve acquired previously months.
“It’s actually superior to see the outpouring of meals and drinks to ensure everyone’s taken care of in these facets and stuff,” stated volunteer Jeff Patten.
Whereas the vaccination clinic has been operating, companies, non-profits, church teams and native households have been shopping for snacks and dinners for the people working and volunteering to assist vaccinate the group.
On Tuesday, proprietor of 406 Recycling Matt Elsaesser dropped off burritos from Taco del Sol to feed the employees and volunteers.
“We’re very grateful for what they’re doing right here on the fairgrounds,” stated Elsaesser. “Particularly, we make use of some staff with disabilities who’ve been vaccinated resulting from their vulnerability.”
A meal prepare has been arrange to assist coordinate donated meals. Clinic organizers say there are many alternatives to donate meals within the coming weeks and months, and organizers strongly encourage getting meals from native companies. Round $5,000 has gone on to native companies from people shopping for meals for the clinic employees and volunteers.
As a result of COVID restrictions, donated meals must be prepackaged or delivered from a restaurant or catering enterprise.
The United Means of the Lewis and Clark Space and the Elkhorn COAD have been organizing volunteers for the vaccination clinic, together with teams which have been offering snacks and drinks.
“This has been superb. Everyone obtained collectively and stated right here’s the necessity, right here’s the teams that may assist out and everyone stepped up,” stated United Means Govt Director Emily McVey.
McVey says she’s liked seeing so many teams come out to indicate their help for the clinic’s efforts.
“We’ve had folks come via getting their shot which have had snacks they wish to drop off to say thanks. It’s nice,” stated McVey.
Extra details about signing as much as present a meal for the well being care employees and volunteers will be discovered right here. Volunteer alternatives in Lewis and Clark County will be discovered right here.