The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

By Meadow Meeder
Healthy Community Specialist 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

 


This county is so impressive- from the helpers to the farmers, to the workers, the volunteers, the parents and the kiddos: Just in case nobody has called to tell you today- You are doing a great job. You matter. You are appreciated. You are loved. We are going to get through this, together.

S.A.I.L. program members: your instructor has found a youtube class that will help you stay active and is relatively close to the normal class. A reminder from Sharon: “Keep your workouts up to twice a week so you don’t lose everything you have worked hard for in class.” Stay tuned for more S.A.I.L. information for seniors to stay fit and active during this time.

• The 21 minute workout video is: https://youtu.be/eS9fQBoD-jM

A Warmline is a phone number people can call to get support and learn about available mental health and recovery resources relevant to them or their loved ones. As emergency hotlines are increasingly overwhelmed with non-emergency calls, warm lines are becoming more and more common.

• Washington Warm Line- Crisis Clinic (206) 933-7001 (877) 500-9276 Hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

• Secondary Washington State Warm Line: 360-903-2853 (5 to 10 p.m.)

• Domestic Violence: 24-hour hotline: 360-695-0501.

• Sexual Assault: 24-hour hotline: 360-695-0501.

• COVID-19 Specific Stress/Emotional Support Line: 1-866-342-6892; available 24/7 for free to everyone.

Due to the ‘Stay Home Stay Healthy’ order, routes for Wahkiakum on the Move have been changed - please check the Wahkiakum Covid19 page for new schedule or call the office 360-795-3101 for details. WOTM is still running to accommodate those needing to get out to get essentials, but the reduced routes are in play to protect our community. Please be mindful when using transit, keep social distance, cover cough with your elbow, use hand sanitizer and as always, please be respectful of the drivers who are currently working.

• Wahkiakum Covid-19 page: http://www.wahkiakumcovid19.com.

Free, safe, food delivery service is now available to the folks of Wahkiakum, with a big thanks to the local Lions Club and volunteer efforts. For orders that have been placed at the Cathlamet Market, Wal-Mart or Fred Meyer, you can arrange with “Helping Hands” delivery team and they will make sure that you get your order delivered right to your front door. This service is widely appreciated, especially for those immunocompromised, seniors and care takers.

• Helping Hands Food Delivery Website: http://www.wahkiakumlionsclubhelpinghands.wordpress.com

• To make a reservation by phone call 971-278-1495.

Food bank donation request: As many of you know, our county’s food banks are critical to our community members. Countless volunteers work around the clock in order to ensure that food can be accessed by our most vulnerable. The Wahkiakum Food Bank needs support to purchase eggs, milk and canned goods. If you are in the position to extend some funds to the Food Bank, you would be doing a great service. Due to the concern of donating/receiving items and having to sanitize them, the food banks have asked for check donations. Thank you in advance for any help you may offer.

• Send your check donation to: The Wahkiakum Food Bank PO Box 143 Cathlamet, WA 98612.

The Food and Farm Network of Wahkiakum County is hard at work and I am so impressed by how quickly this group of farmers and educators have mobilized. More information is to come, but in the meantime you can get excited about WahkiakumFresh! This website will be a one stop shop for farmers to post what they have for sale. Eggs, meat, cheese, livestock, honey, freshly harvested produce and much more. Supporting our farmers and eating local foods is one of the most important things we can do for this community.

• Wahkiakum Fresh web address: http://www.wahkiakumfresh.wordpress.com.

I am witnessing so many beautiful Random Acts of Kindness- send me yours virtually and tell me your story! Email me your kindnesses and I will share some in next week’s paper meederm@co.wahkiakum.wa.us and follow me on Instagram @bewellwahkiakum.

I leave you with a quote from one of my favorite hometown heroes, Mr. Fred Rogers “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

Be well, Wahkiakum!

 

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