Working with Real Life Times Newspapers meant being in constant communication with people from different strata of society. We comb through a lot of government and local agencies to find the resources needed to help the community. So our work starts with finding the information and resources then deciding what content goes in that month’s issue of the newspaper. We also plan outdoor events like masks and food distribution.
A collaborative project I worked on was the COVID-19 Relief Drive mask and food distribution. There we about ten volunteers on the team, three worked on acquiring the masks, five worked on acquiring food and two of us including myself worked on messaging and design. The object was to encourage people to wash their hands, practice social distancing, and wear a mask. We also wanted people to recognize that we need to help the most vulnerable because of pre-existing conditions.
We made sure that all the safety protocols were in place, social distancing signs, hand sanitizers available. We distributed food and mask to families and distributed flyers with messaging encouraging them to take care of each other. I believe the project was a success because we accomplished what we set out to do.