My wife and I received our first Covid shots today and I want to thank you all. I was somewhat apprehensive, but felt better when I saw how well the event was planned and conducted. You were all wonderful! Thanks for being there.
As voluneer at vaccine clinic ,Yesterday a 75 year old lady came with walker along with her son I believe in his 50’s. He himself has lots of health issues and was using cane 🦯 to walk. The mother had registered online and she was confirmed to receive a vaccine. The son was not able to sign up. Mother decided to gave up her shot for her son. When I asked her why she wants to do that , she said “ I have leaved my life but would like to make sure that her son is safe”. Mother is a mother no matter what.
I would like to say Thank-you for sponsoring the vaccine clinic! It was run extremely well! I appreciate your commitment to our community.
Thank you SAAL for your assistance with vaccine clinics. The experience was effortless and the volunteers welcoming. I especially love the capes some of the volunteers were wearing because not just superheroes wear capes! Thank you for giving up your precious time to help others.
In our busy schedules, it is quite easy to receive a gift, and forget to say thank you. Becca and I have just returned from getting our first shot of Pfizer vaccine at the NCA/SAAL site. We’re relieved to get the first and looking forward to getting the second!
We’re certainly grateful to NCA, but wanted to say a special THANK YOU to SAAL. So many things come to mind. First, our neighbors made us aware of the opportunity, and for that we’re grateful. We felt (and feel) cared for, after having been searching so many sites to try to get the vaccine. So we’re thankful for our friends in the South Asian community who thought of us!
Second, what an amazing testimony by SAAL of giving back to the community. We could all learn so much from you! When we went to your site this morning, I’m not sure what we expected beyond getting the vaccine. What we experienced went so far beyond that. A few thoughts:
- You were so well organized! Well done. That in and of itself is greatly appreciated. But more than that, you were so welcoming to us. It easily could have been a very organized, yet distant or unfriendly experience. But you went out of your way to make each person feel welcome.
- You cared for us during our time waiting outside, keeping us apprised, and taking special care for those who were more elderly. (Chet even came out to greet the group and apologize for the cold weather).
- You checked us in with a smile and conversation while we waited and then as we checked in, in a way that said you were glad we were there. We actually felt “welcomed into your community”. And that welcome was part of each check point along the way!
- Perhaps most important (and humbling) as we thought about the experience, we saw a community (SAAL) coming together to give sacrificially of their time to serve their community in a very significant way. So many cheerful volunteers from SAAL! We don’t know what the discussions were leading up to the decision to take on this initiative, but it must have required members of the community to say “yes, we’re in; we want to serve.” Such a powerful testimony! .
These past few years have been politically charged, in ways that sought to marginalize. Truly, a sad and difficult chapter for our country! You (SAAL) are a shining testimony to the beauty of welcoming and celebrating our brothers and sisters from around the world, of building relationships, and the immeasurable gifts of culture, friendship, and sacrificial contribution that you bring!
We can’t thank you enough!