While I'd love to be more involved within the community, some of us who are in the essential services are working in overdrive to help those in need. As I've stepped it up a little for the Hospitality Center due to this Covid19, we still serve food & coffee without being able to be a warming shelter. Carry out to-go containers are being served.
Another agency near and dear to me, where I'd love to have the energy to tutor regularly again, is the Racine Literacy Council (RLC). It is an awesome place for those who want to learn, and it's not just for the students who want to polish up their grammar, or reading & writing skills. It's a place where those who are English language learners can get acclimated to our society. Tutoring is available for returning students who want to get their high school diploma. For those who tutor, it's a place to learn more new things for yourself, and to share camaraderie with others, who just want to make this corner of the planet a little less angry, hectic, and scary. I really love this place.
But, in this day of social lockdown, the annual fundraiser, the Open Door Event, was canceled. This is an excellent community resource we have in RLC. Normally, there is this really cool outlet at Memorial Hall with dinner, cash bar, guest speakers, honors & even live music! This year, the silent auction is online only.
There are over 70 items you can bid on, and they range from Peanuts Kohl's Cares Program Set to Greenbay Packers memorabilia and a lot of things in between. Please have a look at the items, because not only are you supporting a great cause, you're also getting a unique item to talk about. And, when things get back to normal, please help support the businesses that generously donated to the cause to raise money to help people learn! There are 50 items on page 1, 29 items on page 2. Please check out everything, and hope you can bid on something, and if you're not interested for yourself, it makes a great gift, and if you can't afford to give, a donation to the Literacy Council is appreciated in any amount!
And while supporting literacy, don't forget to check out my friend Soldwolf's story, Meeting the Parents (ch 1), a military sci-fi in the making about a human hero in a united Earth space Navy, with a lovely fiance from Tamal, and with lots of intercultural relationships, action, and so much more coming out of this story! From the Morning Edition (ch 2) to what is going on at the SSQH (ch 14) to a Family Meeting (ch 25) to Parties, Friends & Guests (ch 33) to Takedowns (ch 40), something is always happening, like in the newest chapter -
Hammer Punch 1 (ch 51):
So, the Heavy gets there to the system. The Tamalnii are already in combat. Did they get there on time? The injury & fatality lists are coming in... Which side takes the most damage? The pirates or the hero & his lovely? Things are happening at each station & substation... Read in to find out what all the action is about! Does the relief come in? Any eye-candy around? I hope the lovely couple & family are okay...
Exciting things are happening, and after he's done wrapping it up, with enough interest, a publisher might pick it up to turn it into a real book, where I get a free, autographed copy! And, it would be super cool, if the students of the Racine Literacy Council were able to read it, too, because who doesn't love an action-packed story with a plot, subplot, and so much more?
Please be dears and take care of yourselves, and hope that somethings to think about can help you alleviate your cabin fever...