Bethel residents who are COVID-19 positive or asked to quarantine as direct contacts are not only challenged by the inability to leave their homes, but oftentimes lose their wages due to missed work. The First Selectman and Superintendent of Schools say this is most true to families that are struggling the most to meet their basic needs, including access to food and medication.
Because of community transmission, the Bethel Department of Social Services in conjunction with the Department of Public Health have been supporting these families by purchasing food and medication to get them through these tough times, but their limited funding is running out. The Bethel Ed Foundation is accepting donations, with all proceeds going directly to families in need.
Town officials are calling on community members who have the means to donate, to do so. The funds will be distributed through the Department of Social Services.