To help support our local healthcare workers during this crisis, Panera has recently launched Panera Meals for Heroes – an online portal that enables consumers to contribute food directly to local hospitals.
Panera is working with hospitals in Bloomington, with more to be added soon! Right now we have St. Vincent Dunn and Monroe Hospital on our list. Through this program, it is quick and easy for you to support our frontline caregivers and provide them with freshly prepared, high quality meals to show appreciation for all they do. To see which hospitals have chosen to participate, please visit http://panerabread.com/MealsForHeroes for more information and learn how you can contribute. (the 2 mentioned hospitals above may not show until tomorrow as they were just added!)
11-year old Audrey Clampitt wanted to do something special for the healthcare workers, and all of the people hunkered down during the coronavirus pandemic. With a love and passion for music, Audrey wrote a song and with the help of her dad, produced a video to share her message of hope with Bloomington.
Visit the Community Foundation website for the full story!
Orangetheory Fitness - Bloomington Indiana is offering FREE daily LIVE at home workouts with our Incredible Coaches! You do not have to be an existing member. All you have to do is 'like' our Orangetheory Fitness Bloomington, IN Facebook page to get started. Join us on Facebook Live or on Zoom (great way for our coaches to see you to offer positive personal feedback). For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Orangetheory Fitness help you to get healthy both physically and mentally during this challenging time! FREE!!!
Bloomington Chocolate Company is offering a free box of chocolates to nominated healthcare workers and first responders. Nominations can be made on the Bloomington Chocolate Company Facebook page.
Bloomington Chocolate Company website
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has launched a month-long crowdfunding effort starting on April 1 for Ivy Tech’s newly established COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist students. Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees member, Marianne Glick and her spouse Mike Woods, have committed $500,000 total in matching funds to Ivy Tech across the state, with the Bloomington campus receiving up to $20,000 in matching funds as part of the effort.
Col. Kirk White has returned home to Bloomington after a 9 month deployment in the Middle East. Family, friends, and neighbors welcomed him back with a social distancing parade, lining the streets in their cars with signs, balloons, and plenty of cheering!
Col. Kirk White is a former board member for the Great Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and represented Indiana University.
The Scholars Inn Bakehouse team delivered baked goods to the Indiana University Police Department on April 3rd to show their appreciation for the police officers and first responders who are still on duty, keeping our community safe. Thank you IUPD for all that you do, and thank you Scholars Inn Bakehouse for your generosity!
Local McDonald's locations are offering free meals to hospital workers, first responders, and other healthcare workers to thank them for their continued work and dedication during this unsettling time in our world.
Just show them your ID and they will take care of the rest!
Historians of the future will want to know how we spent our days during the COVID-19 pandemic. What was the local, lived experience of a global pandemic from day to day and week to week?
In the spirit of documenting this moment, the Indiana University Archives invites you to keep a diary of living during the COVID-19 epidemic in Indiana. Diarists may type or write by hand, transcribe news, draw, compose poems, gather stories and so forth. No stress needs to be placed on “good grammar”, spelling or style. The emphasis is on self-expression, candor and a willingness to be a social commentator.
Click here for details on how to contribute your experience.
Patrick Rubeck with Indiana Business Resources donated N95 respirators to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital over the weekend to help with the ongoing pandemic.
Patrick reminded followers that "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."