Volunteers at the Good Samaritan Society – Marley House, an inpatient hospice house in Prescott, Ariz., are joining the fight against COVID-19. Their weapons? Notecards and tissue paper.
Heather Seets, volunteer supervisor for the Marley House, explains.
“One thousand people live in senior living communities, group homes, assisted living and long term care in the Prescott area,” Seets says. “Their families cannot visit due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are lonely.
“On the other hand, the people who volunteer at the Marley House cannot provide their usual services,” Seets says. “Let’s bring them together.”
Enter the 1,000 Hearts Campaign. The idea is to think big, act big and move quickly. Volunteers handwrite cards that they pick up at the Marley House. A few days later, they drop off their cards and pick up the next project — tissue paper flowers.
“They have been awesome and responded with such heart!” Seets says. “It really has been great to see how we have been able to keep the volunteers busy so they are not sitting at home and worrying and also meeting the need of bringing joy to our friends who are ‘locked in’ at this time.”