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While it's important to keep up-to-date information available about local resources, we want to share incredible stories of South Plains heroes who are going above and beyond to care for their neighbors. Let these stories inspire you to do good for others.
Have a story to share? Email us at email@example.com or connect with us on social media and tag your post using #SouthPlainsHeroes.
4 Easy Ways to Bless a South Plains Neighbor
- Wash your hands, practice social-distancing, stay at home if possible. When you do so, your are slowing the spread of the virus and ensuring you don't infect your neighbors, especially those who are most vulnerable.
- Create a Care Circle of 5 to 10 people. Call those people often to check-in and support each others mental and physical health.
- Shop your fair-share and help our local stores make sure there is plenty for everyone. Supply chains are up and running and the shelves will be restocked and remain so if we all limit ourselves to what we need.
- Write an encouragement email to a medical provider, first-responder, government official or essential personnel to thank them for their committment to our communities and encourage them as they deal with challenging situations.
South Plains Heroes
4/6/20 - Covenant donated 288 gowns to UMC EMS.
— UMC Health System (@umchealthsystem) April 6, 2020
4/2/20 - Aramark and Durham employees are continuing to feed thousands of students daily.
— Lubbock United Way (@LBKUnitedWay) April 3, 2020
4/2/20 - Lubbock's solid waste department is working extra hard to keep the city healthy.
— Lubbock United Way (@LBKUnitedWay) April 3, 2020
4/1/20 - Malia Albin, a nurse manager with the Palliative Medicine Unit, started a food pantry for her floor at Covenant Health to help feed her coworkers.
4/1/20 - Frenship Officer Mosher stuffed Tiger Bites weekend food bags with extra goodies.
— Lubbock United Way (@LBKUnitedWay) April 2, 2020
4/1/20 - Covenant Hospital is organizing a community wide social distancing prayer.
Join us tomorrow at 9:00 AM for a Community Wide Social Distancing Prayer!
We would like to come together and give thanks to God for the blessings he has provided us and ask him to watch over our healers and our city during this time. Please join us by reciting the prayer below. pic.twitter.com/qyyyUUg6ID
— Covenant Health (@covhs) April 2, 2020
3/31/20 - Coach Wells brought Rudy's to the employees at UMC's EC.
— Lubbock United Way (@LBKUnitedWay) March 31, 2020
3/30/20 - Lubbock ISD is providing free childcare to UMC and Covenant families while their parents continue to care for patients and address the outbreak in our community.
— UMC Health System (@umchealthsystem) March 30, 2020
3/26/20 - United delivered bouquets from canceled events to the area hospitals.
Thursday morning, The United Family delivered more than 100 bouquets of flowers to the three main hospitals here in Lubbock: University Medical Center, Covenant, and Grace Medical Center. “We are bringing flowers to UMCs nurses. https://t.co/U8BoUinL6U
— KCBD NewsChannel11 (@KCBD11) March 27, 2020
3/25/20 - The Salvation Army started making and delivering 'Hope Totes" for Lubbock residents. Inside of the ‘Hope Tote’ are things like paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox wipes, cleaning supplies, blankets and more.
TONIGHT AT 6: Wednesday, The Salvation Army started making and delivering 'Hope Totes" for Lubbock residents. Inside of the ‘Hope Tote’ are things like paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox wipes, cleaning supplies, blankets and more. https://t.co/FweugrXy8I
— KCBD NewsChannel11 (@KCBD11) March 25, 2020
3/25/20 - Lubbock ISD has made their Youth Art Month Exhibit available digitally.
The 2020 @LubbockISD Youth Art Month Garden & Arts Center Exhibit has gone digital! Thanks to the Garden & Arts Center for making our gallery virtual! @LISDFineArts @LubbockGac https://t.co/CWw3kdyEEA pic.twitter.com/m9Qb1gwWYX
— LubbockISD Fine Arts (@LISDFineArts) March 26, 2020
3/24/20 - This famous Lubbock shubbery is taking precautions along with the rest of the city.
3/24/20 - Wester Elmentary teachers and staff held a parade to say hi and encourage their students and families. (P.S. So many schools have held their own parades that we can't keep track of them all!)
We loved seeing our kiddos tonight! Thank you parents and students for the signs and waves we got. We miss y’all! Make sure you keep washing those hands. We can’t wait to see everyone back in the classrooms again soon! #WeAreLubbockISD #CampWester pic.twitter.com/FrtYIZkK1k
— Wester Elementary (@WesterLISD) March 24, 2020
3/24/20 - Lubbock County school districts began feeding students yesterday through pick-up locations at local schools and drop-offs on school bus routes.
3/23/20 - Over the weekend, someone chalked a thank you message on UMC sidewalks.
3/20/20 - All Lubbock County school districts are providing innovative and alternative ways for students to continue to receive meals during the school shutdown. View individual school district plans on the "Local Resources" page.
3/19/20 - A group of med students is teaming up to provide to care for the children and pet of healthcare workers. One is a former United Way Youth Division member.
A group of med students is teaming up to provide care for the children and pets of local healthcare workers. One is a former United Way Youth Division student. Busting with pride! @VolunteerLBK pic.twitter.com/zHogpgoyCH
— Lubbock United Way (@LBKUnitedWay) March 20, 2020
3/18/20 - Assistant Manager Gary at the 19th Street Market Street was spotted helping a man get his groceries loaded into his car, despite heavy flooding in the parking lot.
GOOD NEWS: Assistant Manager Gary at the 19th street Market Street was spotted helping a man get his groceries loaded into his car, despite heavy flooding in the parking lot!
Video credit: Joseph and Laci Gonzales pic.twitter.com/BLvsJ8Xf9R
— KCBD NewsChannel11 (@KCBD11) March 19, 2020
3/18/20 - Suddenlink is providing free internet for 60 days to families without internet access.
Great news from one of our community partners! Suddenlink is offering free internet for 60 days for families without internet access who are affected by changes in our school schedule. Call 1-888-633-0030 to speak to a customer service representative. Thank you, Suddenlink! pic.twitter.com/EUUtU1GCCQ
— Lubbock ISD (@LubbockISD) March 18, 2020
3/18/20 - Lubbock Public Libraries are offering curbside pick-up. No better time to get your read on.
We are excited to announce that starting today, all Lubbock Public Library Locations will be offering curbside pick-up!
Here's what you need to know:
-Available during all open hours,
-10 book limit
-You must have your library card # to request books over the phone pic.twitter.com/lSBdtk2PlE
— LubbockPublicLibrary (@lubbocklibrary) March 18, 2020
3/18/20 - Our Start Smart Coalition, the Parenting Cottage, and Texas Public Media have teamed up to offer a free text service called Bright by Texas which provides helpful tips and ideas to help parents engage with their kids.
Parents, we know it's a strange time right now for you and your family. As your local PBS station, we want to help!
Text "TEXASKIDS" to 274448 to get useful tips, ideas, games, and more information from PBS Kids straight to your phone. We can do this together! pic.twitter.com/41Ib5KZz2N
— Texas Tech Public Media (@ttupublicmedia) March 18, 2020
3/17/20 - Lubbock County has delayed all evictions.
3/16/20 - Lubbock hosted a show for kids who missed out on the Houston and Austin livestock shows this year, dubbing it “The Alternative Show” so nearly 600 kids from Texas could show more than 1,500 pigs.
3/16/20 - Lubbock National bank stopped foreclosures and repossessions for one month.
3/16/20 - South Plains Electric Coop, Lubbock Power & Light, Atmos Energy, and Excel Energy have all suspended service disconnections.
3/13/20 - Lubbock Chamber of Commerce trends with the Lubbock handshake
COVID-19 has brought about new rules involving social distancing and etiquette when greeting others. We're told to avoid handshakes, hugs and all close social contact and instead, use elbow bumps, small bows, or waves. BUT, #WeAreLUBBOCK! Let's throw the #GunsUp sign instead! pic.twitter.com/BwUb2iSchd
— Lubbock Chamber (@LubbockChamber) March 13, 2020