Eyes on Our Communities…A Helping Hand Supporting Our Seniors
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CWSC Launches Eyes on Our Communities
“Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance…”―Al-Qur’an, 42:38
NATIONAL ― [UPDATE on Eyes on Our Communities…See more photos of some those on the front lines of EOOC.] At a time when many are cut off physically and possibly experiencing the uncertainty of how to even get help in the face of a fast changing public health crisis, a voice on the other end of the phone asking, how are you doing and what do you need can be an extra set of eyes preventing the most vulnerable from slipping through the cracks.
CWSC has launched Eyes on our Communities or EOOC.
We’re thankful for CWSC volunteers and others around the nation helping with a neighborly need to make whatever difference we can.
CWSC’s Executive Director Mukhtar Muhammad stated recently…”of course we require that government acts responsibly and expeditiously, but it does not relieve us from doing what we can through our faith and the resources that Allah (SWT) have given us―and one of the greatest things he’s given is one another. And although we don’t have billions or even millions of dollars in our coffers, we do have communication, organization and a national intelligentsia infrastructure in place that can tap into a powerful group intellect and help be an extra set of eyes and a comforting voice on the other end to those most in need, and who can become easily confused on services they’re entitled to but are unaware of or don’t know how to access them….”
EOOC is a two-pronged approach to also assist small businesses providing support to communities and are willing to deliver those products and services using spatial distancing strategies including personal delivery and pickup, drive-thru, and internet-based products delivered via shipment services.
Small businesses are being given the opportunity to let communities know they’re open for business and can deliver while employing recommended best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19. CWSC has authorized its broadcasting center AM360.org to waive costs and announce these organizations on air free as well as listing them on our website. Interested businesses can complete registration online here.
These viral circumstances are not going to last forever, so not only do families need help from these small local businesses now and vice versa, but many of these businesses are the only lifeline to some communities suffering from the phenomena known as “food deserts” wherein families have little to no access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other staple goods within a reasonable proximity of their residence—that was a fact of life for many before Corona; if we lose these businesses, those communities will as usual suffer disproportionately from this national and international crisis.“We’re thankful for CWSC volunteers around the nation taking on a neighborly need to make whatever difference we can,” states Muhammad. Click to hear official CWSC Statement on the Pandemic.
Read more about EOOC and its launch below.
NATIONAL ― CWSC is asking its national volunteer human resource network (VHRN) to be an extra help now to our seniors and the disabled as families and communities are increasingly affected by social distancing and other public health advisories in an effort to arrest the Coronavirus Pandemic. See the CWSC preliminary plan below and if you can be a cyber volunteer helping to connect a senior or disabled person to local support services, then email email@example.com now. Read the preliminary plan of action below and then become part of the solution to help now.
We are in unprecedented times that are challenging local communities, the nation and the globe. No matter where you stand on the politics of what we’re enduring or other theories, the fact is our communities, especially seniors and disabled persons are at greater risk more than ever as communities become affected if not by the virus itself, then certainly from the fallout of trying to arrest it.
a kind voice on the other end of the phone to give greetings…the possibility of helping someone without having to even leave home―is it worth a few minutes of our time?
The CWSC Board of Directors recently approved a plan for CWSC to operate within its mandate and constraints to provide assistance to constituents to the communities we serve that are often hit harder during national crises than others. Now while we don’t have the coffers of state and federal governments and other global institutions, we do have our hearts, minds, national organization and communication and the power to unleash our faith through this network and that’s what we’re writing to you about today. We must do our part and do what we can to be part of the solution to helping our communities.
The Plan Eyes on Our Communities is further explained below; it’s preliminary and will be adjusted Insha Allah (by His Will) as necessary, but because time is of the essence, we don’t have the luxury of paralysis of analysis. Someone could be helped now. We must state upfront we can most effectively implement this plan when we have sufficient support from you and all your fellow registered volunteers in the national volunteer resource network that has been built through CWSC via the Model Communities National Resource Directory (MCNRD) over several years. VHRN can now be deployed for a urgent new purpose.
We’ll need your expeditious response as we ask those able to step forward and help according to their availability and means. We’ll also be looking for collaboration with our NLAC Organization Partners who can help us get the word out and advise us.
In addition to reading the Plan below, we ask you to subscribe to this site for instant updates if you have not already done so by logging in (near bottom of this page right) and creating an account. it will be critical that you stay connected in general, but certainly while participating in Eyes on Our Communities and stay tuned to AM360.org broadcasting.
For those registered in MCNRD in the areas of health and medicine, first responder, social work, and community activism and outreach, we ask you to contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org to help form a leadership and advisory team. We also need those in politics and public policy and benefit programs to respond quickly to help keep the leaders of Eyes on Our Communities and the AM360 Audience informed on new economic, medical, business support and other benefits and reliefs being rolled out for families and communities.
Finally, we know some have inquired about sharing press coverage on the 10th Anniversary Celebration of AM360 (see Celebration Photo on our homepage). We want you to know that full press coverage on air, in print and online is temporarily held in abeyance. And while we’re eager to report on the event, circumstances warrant we schedule such coverage at a more appropriate time. Please stay tuned for more information on the event in the future.
And now more about Eyes on Our Community…
Eyes on Our Communit
To offer a national support network via CWSC volunteers who can be an extra set of eyes (and ears) to alert local government agencies, nonprofit and faith-based institutions of seniors and the disabled that may have slipped through the cracks during this Coronavirus Pandemic and to refer persons to local agencies assisting in any number of relief areas.
Therefore CWSC volunteers will be asked to serve on a temporary as needed phone bank team to be available to contact agencies or other organizations and alert them that a senior or disabled person has contacted CWSC and needs assistance with either food, medical, prescriptions, or other emergent issues as a result of the social distancing efforts to stem the Coronavirus Pandemic in the U.S. As calls come in, volunteers will be contacted by email and / or telephone to assist a senior and will be assigned to help that senior or disabled person.
Social isolation itself can be a threat. We don’t want a single person to fall through the cracks. Call (910) 317-0297…help is just a phone call away.