Even soap and water simply isn’t available in many situations where medical and security staff have to handle everything coming into and going out of indigenous communities under lockdown in an effort to keep out a cruel and persistent enemy.
That includes transferring residents who need medical attention outside their “hometown” and bringing in the necessities of life including food and any other supplies needed.
The story of how a small-scale distillery in the town of Elmira teamed up with a few colleagues in the Craft Spirits industry, coming to the rescue is complicated and very inspiring.
An invented supply chain began taking shape, in no small part, through the vision and efforts of a generous soul with strong corporate and community connections. Don Richardson of Shared Values Solutions in Guelph.
He operates a human environment consulting firm with a pledge to “remove obstacles to prosperity”.
The partnership has a wide variety of clients and many, varied contacts.
A new one is Covidhealth, a Waterloo Region grassroots organization determined to gather and distribute PPE to the frontlines. The group was seeking the raw ingredients to make hand sanitizer to help fill the demand for that precious commodity to frontline workers anywhere.
Don had a clear picture of how desperate the situation was for First Nations communities in northern Ontario and how to bring everyone together in a human chain of action.