“With our current global situation, never has it been more apparent how connected we all truly are. What one person does affects everyone else. During times like these, we’re called upon to redefine what it means to be a part of community, as what it means to support ourselves and one another shifts.
We respect the social distancing measures that the CDC has set in place, and advocate for people remaining at home, consolidating grocery store runs, and practicing more awareness of what they’re touching and how often, to reduce the chances of spreading this virus even further for even longer. It’s important to employ greater wisdom in all of our personal choices, big and small, as that’s what’s being asked of us to support ourselves and our community at this time.
We appreciate the restaurants that are staying open, offering curbside pickup and delivery. When I look out the window, I see a lot more people enjoying the walking paths in The Market Common, taking this time to exercise more and spend time with their family. It’s fantastic to see the new habits that peple are adopting, as well as the ways that people are finding meaning and giving back.
The Horry County Citizens Crisis Response is one such example. I am just blown away by the impact and outreach this organization has achieved in just five short days, and by the participation in the tens of thousands of people wanting to help. Our front page article highlights the incredibly positive changes that this nonprofit is making in our county, so that people who are in need of any kind of supplies can reach out and receive immediate aid from others in our community who are eager and willing to share the resources that they have. It’s a feel-good piece— and sure to uplift you. It says something positive about our community that our citizens are responding in such a heartfelt way to this crisis.
Remember that you can stay connected with us in several ways— our print publication; on our website, where you can read the entire paper in our flipbook format; our monthly email newsletter that includes links to all of the articles; as well as Facebook and Instagram.
What’s inspiring you and keeping you positive during these times? Reach out and share. We’d love to hear. Wishing you peace and health now and always.“
– Jim Parker, Co-Owner of The Coastal Insider