More than 227,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 so far during the pandemic, leaving behind millions of families and friends grieving. Losing a loved one is always a difficult and challenging experience, but losing a loved one due to COVID-19 is especially hard. With many families unable to hold proper funerals or memorial services, many are struggling even more in the bereavement process.
That is why our new Unemployment Program for COVID-19 Job Loss, aims to help bereaved families find comfort and closure in this difficult time. The culmination of this program is a capstone project where participants will perform a service project aimed at helping bereaved families who lost a loved one to COVID-19, giving participants a sense of purpose while helping a bereaved family. Participants in our program will use their individual skills and creativity to support someone who is also dealing with loss in their lives.
We are still looking to connect to families who would be interested in being a part of this network for our participants to help. If you or a loved one has lost a family member due to COVID-19, and would like to be a recipient of our program, we ask that you fill out the form on this page below. If you would like to learn more about the service project, see the 3 capstone options below.
3 Ways We Can Help
Each participant will choose one of three project options for their capstone. Each of these options is briefly outlined below.
This capstone project is the creation of a unique project to help the bereaved individual or family memorialize their loved one.
This capstone project involves creating a unique fundraising project to help the bereaved individual or family raise money for a specific cost or need.
- Practical Support
This capstone project involves identifying a practical way to provide support to the family during their time of need.