coronavirus

Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

In mid-March, Guiding Light halted intake of new clients into our Recovery and Back to Work programs. We loaned our building to the Kent County Health Department so individuals experiencing homelessness who contracted the novel coronavirus could be...

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Amidst COVID stay-at-home, Books and Mortar fights to stay in the game

by (JJ Kaufman)

Submitted 04-07-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Like the rest of us, Jenny Kinne was shocked as she watched COVID-19 effectively shut down Grand Rapids. But maybe a little less shocked than the rest of us. “I'm a bit of a news junkie,” said Kinne, 29, who owns and operates...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Addressing Fears in the COVID-19, Crisis, part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-06-2020 under OPINION

Here are four more panelists sharing words of encouragement and hope. Father Kevin Niehoff, O.P., a Dominican priest who serves as Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Grand Rapids, responds: “I find a life of social distancing is quite scary...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 3 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2020 under NEWS

As of 3pm today, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kent County has risen to 136. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county remains at two. Statewide, there has been an increase of 1953 cases to a grand total of 12,744, with 479...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Addressing Fears in the COVID-19 Crisis

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-30-2020 under OPINION

This week and next, the Ethics and Religion Talk panel shares some words of encouragement and hope to address the uncertainties and fears of living under the shadow of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In the Jewish community, some of the anxiety...

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Guiding Light Loans Facility to Kent County to Serve as a COVID-19 Isolation Center for Those Experiencing Homelessness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 03-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has voluntarily loaned its facility at 255 S. Division Ave. to Kent County so it can serve as an isolation center for those experiencing homelessness in the Heartside neighborhood who may contract COVID-19. In cooperation with the Kent...

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Feeding America West Michigan to provide Mobile Pantries for those facing unemployment due to COVID-19

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan is adding Mobile Pantries to its existing schedule in an effort to supply food for neighbors experiencing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each food distribution will provide more than 6,...

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Governor Whitmer orders bars, restaurants, other gathering places to temporarily close amid COVID-19 outbreak

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-16-2020 under NEWS

As of 12:30 p.m. today, March 16, 2020, several recommendations and orders have been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Michigan, and Kent County related to gatherings and business operations in light of the...

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