Orlando, Florida – April 6, 2020 – The COVID-19 Pandemic has many implications that go far beyond the physical health concerns. People all over the world are being told to stay home, avoid contact with other people. Humans thrive when able to make personal interactions part of their way of life. This isolation has caused many stress related mental and physical health concerns. Especially observable in the elderly population.
Imagine if there was a way to reach out and lend a hand to those in need without being exposed to pathogens. On the other hand, to receive such aid without making personal contact. This was part of the Mission of Alicia Sanchez when she launched “Dear God, Are We There Yet?” It is a means by which social service can be found and offered, both for communities and for individuals. The key characteristic of the initiative is the opportunity to volunteer both in person and virtually, depending on the need of the person.
Alicia Sanchez’s Mission is quite clear: “Our priority is to be able to promote projects considering the needs, service and welfare of a community. Sensitivity to others is essential in our society. “Dear God, Are We There Yet?” is a mixture of this, our social and spiritual part, which are two essential elements that identify us as human beings.“
“People can create an account to post a need and or to volunteer to communicate directly with the person in need avoiding any barriers. This is a direct approach to really impact people one conversation at a time. Example, Alicia is currently sewing masks for doctors in California, maybe an elderly couple needs help on how to automate medicine delivery online, a Spanish couple needs a translator to get benefits for their children. A woman who lost her husband needs therapy, and the list goes on for virtual needs.”
During a recent interview, Alicia made these comments, “Whether you are a traveler, a homemaker, or a businessperson, everyone can be part of our community and do their part. We provide tools and make the process easier by connecting with people or communities who have plans or dreams to realize and thus help each other. We are aware of the problems that our environment faces and that is why we want to leave a positive mark on the way. Educating, inspiring and helping is our greatest motivation.”
She goes on to say, ”Dear God, Are We There Yet?” – “It is a means by which social service can be found and offered, both for communities and for individuals. That is why our passion leads us to seek alternatives that generate impact through small actions, which, over time, will dramatically positively influence our environment. We live in a globalized world, and the experiences that we have today will transform lives that would make us reconnect with our human essence.”
Get involved, you will be glad you did: https://www.deargodarewethereyet.com/