Like every city around the world, Fountain Hills’ Town staff have worked hard to make sure our community is safe and taken care of during the last couple of months. They participate in daily calls from the governor and other state officials and monitor the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, they respond to the needs and concerns of our residents.
Mayor Ginny Dickey has been impressed by the many ways that residents have also gone out of their way to take care of each other.
“Random acts of kindness have popped up everywhere,” said Dickey. “I’ve seen residents offering to shop for vulnerable neighbors, to babysit for essential workers, to share limited supplies, or to set up Facebook pages to assist those in need.”
Our Town’s organizations and ongoing service programs continue to provide much-needed services, such as Home Delivered Meals, Give-a-Lift, and the Extended Hands Food Bank. The Town’s Community Services also started the Care Card system to keep in touch with seniors at what can be an especially lonely time. Town staff and volunteers continue to serve selflessly despite the uncertainty.
“We also came together by working with partners throughout the state, communicating and sharing resources. Leaders from every corner of the state are uniting to get the best outcome, health-wise and economically, for our neighbors, state, and country.
“We joined #LightAZBlue at Town Hall, an initiative of the governor to honor health care workers and first responders. Together with homeowners in our community, we changed our outside bulbs to blue.”
The Fountain Hills Times, FHUSD, the Chamber of Commerce, and more joined forces with Town staff, keeping everyone well-informed. Other groups came up with virtual events and activities to help us reduce stress through listening to music, reading aloud, watching plays and videos, and otherwise finding ways for us to interact. People have continued to show creativity and talent and kindness by providing information and entertainment while we carefully emerge from our homes.
“The Town is focused on doing everything we can to help our community through these challenging times. Fountain Hills is resilient. We have the power to influence the outcome by our own individual actions, such as modeling concern and caution for our neighbors. If everyone follows what health experts are recommending, we’ll back to enjoying our social and professional lives, learning in classrooms, and supporting the arts and hospitality industries. We look forward to all our businesses opening soon.”
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