It's bad enough that many are suffering from illness or the death of a loved one. It's sad that many have no income due to loss of jobs because of the fears of flu or COVID-19. Now we can add ramped up domestic violence to the mix ,which includes women and men being locked in rooms so they are unable to leave their homes, or being beaten with no ability to get to a hospital for help.
Sheltering at home doesn't mean being confined under lock and key to one room.
I'm so angry right now that I'm crying, and like many of you, I feel helpless. How in the world can these people be protected? Because people have to be separated due to fears of getting sick, shelters are getting filled quickly, and many have been put up in hotels in an attempt to cope with the problem. This is making a bad situation even worse.
In times of tragedy, it seems like we should be reaching out to those in need more than ever. If you haven't seen or heard from family members or friends, now is the time to reach out to make sure they're okay. Safety is critical, of course, along with common sense, but this may mean getting out of our comfort zones to knock on doors or peek in windows of the people we care about to ensure all is well. Someone's life may depend on it, please.