Road to Responsibility grateful for the support of the Asian American community
We went through some pretty scary times at the start of the pandemic. We had already made the painful decision to shut our programs off to people who rely on this routine, this outside interaction, but now we have an even bigger problem – how to ensure the continued safety of our group home residents and staff who work. ‘occupies it. for them. We have faced incredible challenges in obtaining basic products such as disinfectants, hand sanitizers and in particular PPE.
After days of being on the phone and emailing every organization I could think of, when we really couldn’t get PPE from anywhere, the Chinese community came together a lot and gave us thousands of surgical masks, from the Chinese Christian community. in Boston, and the Sharon Chinese Association.
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I cannot stress enough the difference these gifts, these acts of kindness and generosity have made to us. Not only did they keep our staff and residents safe, but they just relieved a little stress and anxiety and reduced the hustle and bustle, if only for a bit.
I can’t even begin to imagine the stress and anxiety – and fear – that the Asian American community is feeling now, as stories of violence against Asian Americans continue to populate our sons. daily news.
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As we recognize and celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are proud to say that we stand in solidarity with our Asian American neighbors, and we are sincerely grateful for the kindness you have shown to our organization. He will not be forgotten.
No one deserves to be discriminated against for any reason – race, gender, religion or ability. Together, let’s fight against discrimination.
Christopher White, ed. D., is CEO of Road to Responsibility, headquartered in Marshfield. RTR is one of the region’s largest non-profit organizations that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.