Our Community in Action
What our community is doing and how you can help
Posted: April 16, 2020 by Teri Krueger
If you've ever wondered why so many families want to live here in Northfield, take a look at some of the ways our community has rallied together to support each other during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Come to a Virtual Concert #LiveFromHome with Katy Vernon on Saturday, May 2nd, presented by The Northfield Arts Guild.
Originally scheduled to headline at the Guild Theater, this 411 Concert Series performance will now be presented live on Facebook with audiences able to watch and listen from home. Viewers wishing to attend should follow the link facebook.com/KatyVernonMusic
Check out the Northfield Area YMCA's Facebook page for some fun outdoor exercise videos and other information
The 2020 Home and Garden Show has gone Virtual.
Browse dozens of vendors from landscaping to remodeling, from sustainability to catering services, from insurance to real estate, from decluttering to health care. There is so much
to look forward to. Help keep Northfield in business! Click HERE for more information.
Thank you to our School District that has done an amazing job ensuring that all school children have WiFi and also getting meals and snacks to them. Even our Kindergarten and First Graders have the WiFi and screens they need to continue their curriculum virtually.
During this unprecedented time, extra help is needed in our community to help support front-line workers and our neighbors in need. Please consider helping however you can. Below are just some of the ways for you to do just that.
The Food Shelf has been providing quality, healthy foods and other non-food items to those in need since 1985. With the Stay-at-Home order now in place to combat the Covid-19 virus, this means there are even more families are being impacted, especially those with lower incomes and those who have jobs that don't support working from home.
More than ever, the Food Shelf needs your help to ensure a safe, caring, and just community for our neighbors. The CAC has set up a COVID-19 Assistance fund. Please click HERE for ways you can help alleviate some of the stress our community members are facing.
During a time when many small businesses are hurting due to the Stay-at-Home order, the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has organized the Gift Card Extravaganza. Many Chamber member businesses offer mail, carry out, curb side or delivery. Many of these businesses are offering a bonus.
Click HERE to see the list of businesses that is updated daily and support your local businesses by buying gift cards NOW, if you can.
Perhaps you've been looking for ways that you can help in your community and stay connected. Here are some ideas:
Consider donating an item(s) from the list below as first responders especially are in great need of these items. Please note that all donation items must be in new, unused and unopened condition.
- Pay attention to your neighbors and friends who may be especially vulnerable to isolation. These may be people who are at risk, or who simply have lost their regular points of social contact
- Reach out by phone or video chat.
- Offer to deliver groceries of someone who is at high risk (leave on porch).
- Identify neighbors who may need assistance getting medications refilled.
- Share local resources with those who don’t have access to the internet.
- Check in with friends; many people are experiencing a lot of stress right now, and knowing someone’s thinking of them can be a big help.
- Homemade face masks - placed inside a Ziploc style bag
- Surgical style face masks
- N95 face masks
- Disposable gowns
- Disposable exam style gloves in all sizes
- Disinfecting wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant cleaning supplies
Should you have any items you would like to donate, drop boxes will soon be located at the following locations. Drop boxes should be installed by April 17, 2020. Until the drop boxes are installed, you can call toll-free 1-833-643-7423 to make arrangements to drop off any donation items you may have:
- Lonsdale Police Department, 115 Alabama St SW, Lonsdale
- Morristown Public Works/Sheriff’s Office Building, 109 2nd St SW, Morristown
- Dundas Highway Shop, 590 County Road 1 E, Dundas
- Rice County Government Center, South Entrance Doors, 320 3rd St NW, Faribault