A small neighborhood in Las Vegas is reaching out to help those homebound during the coronavirus.
“We need to be aware of those who are more vulnerable and offer our assistance if possible,” resident Michael Dimengo said.
One of the neighbors printed a flyer and put it on all the homes in her neighborhood.
“It didn’t take very much time for us to write up a letter and go door to door. We walked around the neighborhood. It was nice out. We talked to a couple of people. Just get out and do it,” neighbor Amber Softing said.
Some of the residents there are original homeowners and have been there since their homes were built in the ’60s and ’70s.
Dimengo said, “This weekend, I went shopping for the woman who lives across the street from me. She is 93 years old. She has not even come out of her house for a little over three weeks. She called me on Saturday and said, ‘Can you shop for me?,’ and I said, ‘Absolutely!'”
Since the flyers have been released, many have volunteered or offered cash donations in envelopes.
“It has just been amazing to see our neighborhood come together like this,” Softing said.
Even those homebound are finding creative ways to help.
“We have another neighbor who is growing 200 plus heads of lettuce that’ll be done in 30 days,” Dimengo said.
They’re hoping that their efforts will inspire others to do the same in their neighborhood.
“Because if somebody sees what we’re doing, then maybe they’ll do it in their neighborhood too,” Softing said.