QUICK SET UP INSTRUCTIONS
GET ONE STREET COORDINATOR TO VOLUNTEER , ITS IMPORTANT ITS SOMEONE WHO SOME PEOPLE ALREADY KNOW AND TRUST IN YOUR STREET.
GET 2 or 3 STREET CARERS TO VOLUNTEER (OR IF YOUR STREET OR FLAT BLOCK IS BIG, BREAK IT INTO MORE COORDINATORS AND CARERS.)
GET SOME BLANK CARDS WRITE YOUR : "COORDINATORS/CARES PHONE CONTACT & NAME"
"mystreetcares.com & YOUR STREET/FLAT NAME eg James St"
"WE ARE A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WHO LIVE IN YOUR STREET IF YOU NEED HELP".
ON THE BACK OF THE CARD WRITE
"THESE CARDS WERE MICROWAVED FOR ONE MINUTE & DELIVERED USING STERILIZED GLOVES & A MASK"
ONCE THE COORDINATOR HAS IDENTIFIED THOSE AT HIGH RISK IN YOUR STREET, COORDINATOR AND CARERS TAKE ON INDIVIDUALLY THOSE AT RISK THAT ARE CLOSEST TO THEM OR THAT THEY ALREADY KNOW, AS THE FIRST PERSON TO CALL If THEY REQUIRE HELP.
IMPORTANT! KEEP INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL DON'T POST INFORMATION ABOUT OTHERS ON YOUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY PAGE, OR SOCIAL MEDIA, USE PERSON TO PERSON MESSAGES VIA MESSENGER OR TEXT OR PHONE CALL.
Microwave your handwritten paper cards for one minute 20 cards at a time on a normal side plate and let them cool.(professionally printed cards may have gloss that melts so try one first if so) , drop the cards into your streets post boxes using gloves and mask, spread the word by talking to neighbors at safe distance , a new great idea just passed in by someone, "write it in chalk outside on the driveway", brilliant ! Keep the ideas coming, e mail is below.
Wash your hands, wear gloves and a mask when writing out your cards and delivering them, as you should if you are bringing someone supplies , food, medication or eg a toilet roll to be left at their doorstep.
The best method is share mystreetcares verbally over the fence at distance, via phone or social media .
In times of lock down, leave deliveries at the door, keep a 3 meter distance if you talk face to face. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. You may need help yourself , so start helping others while you can.
That's it !
You have started mystreetcares !!! Get helping, look after each other, share your good helping stories to other streets and lets get this set up everywhere fast.
You will be amazed at the different skills and talents in your street, lets use them together!
1. Make a private list of vulnerable people in your street, eg 22 "Mary & John pensioners, 15 Sarah asthmatic .
2 Make a list of those who want to be involved in your street , their skills and availability and contact numbers/e mails with their permission . eg 48 Bill , current first aid cert, 12 Mike car available for shopping.
3 Pass the word in your street .
4 If your coordinator gets sick ,have a street carer ready to step up and take your place and find more street carers to step forward.
If you start a mystreetcares please e mail me the streets full address and the name of the contact !
Good luck and keep safe !
Billy Neal , mystreetcares.com
A totally non profit , non wages , volunteer self help organisation
e mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Founder of mystreetcares.com
Billy Neal is a full time musician from West Australia , or was until the current industry shut down, along the way alongside his music he started out as a Navigating Officer worldwide in the Merchant Navy at 16 then at 24 became a firefighter in Devon UK for 20 years, he also worked for Devon Social Services as a Youth Offending Intensive Supervision Officer and in secure units and pupil referral units for education in Devon UK . He now lives in Mandurah West Australia he is married and has two children 17 and 20 years.