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Letters of thanks for the week of March 21, 2021

Thanks

Please show your appreciation to caregivers

NAMI Juneau, Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition and Heritage Coffee would like to thank the community of Juneau for showing their appreciation for our community caregivers – “anyone who offers their courage, strength and selflessness in the service of others”. Sixty caregivers were nominated as part of the Care for Caregivers event to be recognized for their exemplary service and the positive ways they impact the lives of individuals and our community.

Staff receiving the nominations were moved by the breadth of caregivers appointed to Juneau – educators and school counsellors; medical care providers; employees and volunteers providing COVID-related support, supporting homeless populations, elders, youth and community leaders – and even taking care of our city streets. Colleagues, foster parents and other family members were also recognized. One young person had this to say about her mother:

“During these very difficult times, my mother gave me the strength to challenge myself every day and to overcome any obstacles I might face. There is never a moment when she does not do something to help our family in some way.He is a very hardworking, loving and gentle person who deserves all the recognition in the world.

We would also like to thank those who submitted the nominations. Caregivers are a special breed who perform their service not for recognition, but because they care about you, and your appreciation makes a difference.

The Care for Caregivers event was launched by a broader conversation of caregivers and frontline workers suffering from chronic stress and trauma that has been compounded by the stresses of COVID-19. For many of our community caregivers, the pandemic has taken a toll on their mental well-being. If you are having difficulty, know that you are not alone.

Tina DeAsis-Wright,

Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator for JSPC / NAMI Juneau

Thank you for your donation to the endowment fund

Juneau Animal Rescue would like to thank the Juneau Community Foundation and a generous donor for establishing the Juneau Animal Rescue Endowment Fund. This endowment fund contributes to the operating costs of the Juneau Animal Rescue Shelter and helps ensure the health and well-being of animals in need in our community for years to come. Juneau Animal Rescue has been serving our community and animals in need since 1963. Individuals wishing to add to the endowment fund can donate online at https://www.juneaucf.org/index.php/gastineau-humane -society-operating-endowment -fonds/ . Be sure to include the name “Juneau Animal Rescue Operating Endowment Fund” in the message box.

Shane Walker,

Deputy Director of Juneau Animal Rescue


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