Locals are extending a helping hand to others amid the coronavirus outbreak (while social distancing, of course). Devon Smyth, Executive Director of the William S. Davies Homeless Shelters, says that people have been generous to her organization through the donation of funds, as well as some much needed supplies.

Smyth asserts that financial contributions to the Davies Shelters may be made online at www.daviesshelter.com. And if you currently have more toilet paper than you need – share some rolls with the shelter!

The HOPE Alliance will continue to coordinate distribution of food donations via the Davies Farm Bus at several locations around town in the coming days, says Smyth. Their goal is to support those who are out of school or otherwise burdened by food insecurity in these uncertain times. People who would like to contribute to this effort may take their non-perishable foods to Community Kitchen, 4 Calhoun Avenue, any time between 9 am until 1 pm each Monday through Friday over the next two weeks.

The Davies Farm Bus will be at the following locations over the next couple of weeks:

Thursday, March 19th and 26th, 10 am until 11 am – corner of East Main and Glover Street (across from Anna K. Davie Elementary)

Also Thursday, March 19th and 26th, 11:15 am until 12:15 pm – North Broad Baptist Church, 1309 Broad Street

Tuesday, March 24th, 10 am until 11 am at Second Avenue Baptist Church, as well as 11:15 am until 12:15 pm at West Rome Baptist Church.