Monument Employees Kelsey Glatt and Lauren Mason

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) recently launched their “We’re In This Together” campaign, because COVID-19 has been tough on all of us, but especially those who are isolated or high risk.  MCPH has challenged us—the community—to help our friends or neighbors who may need more care or help during this time by encouraging healthy people to consider ways they can help or support those in need at a safe distance.

Monument Health is joining this cause and asking you to come alongside our team and MCPH in this effort.

Sarah Johnson, MCPH’s Community Network Coordinator, has been encouraged with the outpouring from our community— “I have seen notes left for elderly neighbors offering phone numbers and help as needed. I’ve seen masks being made and donated. I’ve had people offer to help deliver Meals on Wheels as drivers. I’ve seen people swing by the grocery store for a friend and deliver the goods on the front step.” These are just a handful of examples that this campaign is encouraging us to consider along with ideas outlined in the poster. As momentum builds around “We’re in This Together,” MCPH encourages Mesa County residents to participate in the national “I Can Help Challenge” (#ICanHelpChallenge).

If you want to join us in the I Can Help Challenge, here’s how to participate:

  1. Take a photo with a sign that says: “I Can Help” or “We Can Help.”
  2. Share how you are helping your neighbors and local community.
  3. Tag 3 friends and challenge them to participate with the #ICanHelpChallenge and tag @NextDoor on Instagram or Twitter or post on Facebook.
Monument Health’s Wellness Warriors have joined in the We Can Help Challenge. From top left clockwise: Kelsey Glatt and Lauren Mason; Lindsay Powers and her husband; Levi Njord; and Stephanie Motter and her son, Noah.

If you don’t live in Mesa County, you can still join in and help. The need is great and certainly extends beyond our county borders.

After all, we’re all in this together.