COVID-19

As we enter an unprecedented time, we at The Junior League of Augusta would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all those that have been impacted by COVID-19. Now more than ever it is important for us to be united as an organization, as a community and as a world. The Board and Management Team are approaching this continuously evolving situation with urgency and clarity to provide support for our members and the CSRA Community.

The CSRA Regional Commission (CSRA RC) has created a CSRA COVID-19 information hub – https://csrarc-coronavirus-information-hub-garc.hub.arcgis.com/. This website is updated daily with the latest data on cases and deaths by county. It also has information for seniors, business owners, virtual screening, county-level demographic data for response planning and more. The CSRA RC is a public sector, non-profit planning and development agency that serves a 13 county region in the eastern portion of Central Georgia.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current information.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

As you know, the safety of our members, guests, staff, and the agencies we serve are always top of mind, and, as such, the following changes are effective immediately:

  • At this time all Service Learning Days (DIAD), Foundations classes and training events have been cancelled until further notice. Please do not worry about your member obligations. All will receive the appropriate credit needed.
  • In an effort to practice social distancing, leadership is asking that members not gather or use the office until further notice. Please make use of Google Meets or Zoom for any committee meetings. There is excellent information and training available through AJLI. You can access this through your member portal.
  • Our Office Manager, Amber, will be working remotely. Please email her should you need something.
  • Placement Day will be taking place virtually April 20. Please check your email for details.
  • Leadership will be providing further guidance regarding May Dinner once all the details are confirmed.
  • We encourage you take advantage of the webinar trainings available through AJLI on Webinar Wednesdays.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Awareness Information – Stay informed with local information with the links below:

Donation Opportunity – During this time of crisis many in our community need our help. Please consider supporting our community by donating to:

Encouragement Opportunity – We encourage you and your family to protect yourself by practicing safe social distancing. We also know that others need encouragement during this time as well, consider the options below for helping encourage your neighbors:

  • The Augusta-area community is being encouraged to share messages and use the hashtag #OurAUHeroes on all forms of social media to spread the love and say thank you to the people working hard during the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the article here.
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank –  Write A Note To A Family in Need: Golden Harvest is collecting notes of encouragement for families who are struggling during the COIVD-19 crisis. The notes will be included in boxes of emergency food that are distributed across our service area. This is a simple but meaningful way for our community to stay connected and encourage one another during this difficult time. To participate, simply write a handwritten response to one of the prompts provided by Golden Harvest