MESA COUNTY, Colo. — The local homeless community is hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley is working hard to make sure our homeless population is safely taken care of during this difficult time.
In response to the pandemic, Homeward Bound is increasing cleaning operations and offering masks to individuals who are coughing or sneezing.
It’s not just staff who are cleaning, guests of homeward bound are making an effort to stay clean and safe too.
As for social distancing, Homeward Bound’s bunking system is already designed to be spread out and employees are reminding guests of the CDC’s ‘six feet apart’ rule.
Inisde, everyone has their part. They are doing their cleaning– there is alot of cooperation. We have a regular roation of toilet paper, hand sanetizer and soap… but we have been really lucky so far that some donators and volunteers have sent us those things through Amazon.Homeward Bound Spokesperson
Along with personal hygiene products, Homeward Bound is facing a food shortage.
If you would like to donate food or hygiene products to the shelter, click here. The link provides an updated needs list and a contact number.
Homeward bound requests that food items are canned goods or prepared take-out meals from restaurants to avoid virus spread from homes. Homeward Bound’s Spokesperson suggests meals like take-out pizza.