Community Partners has been working on getting the community connected. Since COVID-19 we have seen a need for community members to be able to stay engaged or become engaged in virtual learning, virtual therapies and/or virtual connections with family and friends.
Our newly formed Community Response team set up an application process for those interested in a laptop to be able to engage in virtual activities. We have worked with Nebraska Children and Family Foundation and Nebraska’s First Lady Susanne Shore to get refurbished laptops through MotherBoard, Inc. out of Omaha, NE to distribute to community members in need. They also provided funding to kick off the project.
The Kearney Area Community Foundation helped distribute the laptops to community members who had signed up and were in need of a device. We have given 45 laptops out to many different types of individuals ranging from students to the elderly polulation. We recently gave 4 laptops to Donna Martin, Adult Education Coordinator Central Community College, for students to be able to finish their GED programs.
We are so thankful to all the volunteers and funders who have helped to keep our community connected during this time. To learn more about community response see: bcchp.org/community-response/.