COLORADO SPRINGS — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.
In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.
Similarly, businesses hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.
This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.
This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at Voyager Home Health Care which is providing care packages filled with essentials to special needs families.
The organization jumped into action to help out once the crisis hit, purchasing and donating essentials to families that have children with special needs or are immunocompromised.
"It just kind of drove us to action, we need to be able to help the parents, we need to be able to help these children," stated Ryan Wall of Voyager.
On top of that, the organization has been working to raise funds for and donate tablets to the children in these families, who are stuck at home.
Voyager told KOAA that they hope to be able to continue helping as long as possible and possibly even make the care packages a part of their normal operations.
Currently they are offering care packages to families for pick up.
We understand that times are a little crazy right now and people are scared, so we are doing everything we can to help those that need it the most. We are taking every precaution we can (we have several health care professionals on staff ensuring that we are following best health practices), but we are dedicated to making sure that people not only survive these trying times, but thrive as well!
To check out some of the awesome work the organization has already done, CLICK HERE.
Voyager hopes to raise awareness of the needs of special needs families and hopes to inspire others to give back and help those around them.
"It absolutely helps; because it goes from me to others," commented Heather Combs, part of a family that received a care package, "since they brought that over here, I am not teasing when I say that every single day I think about what they did."
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