Despite the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Claremore’s Love Day campaign made a big impact.
Spearheaded by The Ministerial Alliance, Love Day organizers reported 15 projects were completed on Saturday, Sept. 19th by approximately 70 volunteers.
This year, projects focused on ways to physically distance, while still showing love and respect for community members. In addition to helping with home repairs, people of all ages wrote cards and included encouraging messages of support to people across the community. At least 2,500 cards were created to show support to teachers, veterans, senior citizens, police officers, firefighters and the senior class of 2021. Senior citizens shared their experiences with high school seniors, and students also shared viewpoints with their elders. Approximately 400 cards were delivered to the Claremore Veterans Center.
The day ended with a live-streamed concert on Facebook that reached an estimated 150 people.
While this year’s event felt a little different, the emphasis was on establishing relationships and showing love. In that respect, it was a resounding success.