Correctional facilities across the country have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and West Ohio is no exception.
As returning neighbors are released from prisons and jails, they bring with them a higher risk of spreading the virus within their community. They also have fewer resources to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, which is why All In Community, along with the West Ohio Conference United Methodist Women and West Ohio's Disaster Response Ministries, are issuing the COVID-19 Reentry Kit Challenge. Churches, families, individuals, and groups can participate by providing hygiene kits and/or washable face masks for returning neighbors.
Each of the eight West Ohio districts is being called on to supply 500 hygiene kits and face masks, for a total of 4,000 COVID-19 Reentry Kits. Kits and masks will be collected through June 22, then distributed as needed by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. For more information on how to participate, click here. Send questions to Reba Collins, All In Community consultant, at allincommunity [at] wocumc.org.