From our Good Neighbor, Dawn Rashid...
After many phone calls today and chatting with everyone from a manager to a hostess, I hit pay dirt!!! I called Papa Dan's Pizza on Country Club, by the Bristol, and was able to talk to the owner, Ira.
He was very receptive to what we wanted to do, and YES, he would give us 50% off of each pizza!!!!! I will be ordering three types of pizza, Cheese, Veggie, and Meat. Hopefully next week we will send pizzas to the Eisenhower ICU's night shift (still waiting for an okay from them). We have a Belmonte neighbor who is giving me guidance as to where they really are needed. She works the night shift in the ICU, and although the hospital has been receiving many donations, the night shift sees none! So a special thank you to Yvette!
Since all of you were so generous, I also reached out to our local First Responders today, so our Fire Fighters will be getting Pizza for lunch tomorrow.
I will continue to keep you updated...it feels so good not to clean a closet today!
Good Afternoon Dear Neighbors and Friends:
I trust this finds you all healthy and well.
I'm here to report that our Pizza Project is a huge success!! To date, Papa Dan’s has delivered 22 extra large pizzas and 4 extra large salads!
The grateful recipients are: Eisenhower Late shift-ICU, JFK ER, and Station 50-First Responders (two shifts).
On Monday, our local Rite Aid on Country Club and Cook will receive lunch. I would also like to send some to our local Post Office and Police Station.
I mentioned that our neighbor Yvette, who is a nurse at Eisenhower was helping out with the hospitals, she delivered both to Eisenhower and JFK personally so the pizzas would get into the right hands. She sent me this note, which I would like to share...
“Thank you Dawn and all your friends for the treat of Papa Dan's pizza. There was so much pizza to share. Your generosity fed the night shift nurses, Dr's and respiratory therapists in all 4 Intensive Care Units and 4S cardiac unit. The pizza was also shared with the transporters(those that push patients on gurneys....all over the hospital) and housekeeping (those that work so hard to keep patient rooms cleaned and turned over for next patient). Everyone on night shift was so surprised!
A big shout out to Yvette, and a warm thank you to each of you!!! I will continue to keep you posted until the bank dries up!!!
Stay healthy and well!!
Here are only 2 pictures as we were busy and unable to get everyone in pic at the same time.”
March 30, 2020
Greetings Belmonte Estates Neighbors:
What a blessing it was to see so many of our neighbors participating in our Belmonte Estates’ Neighborhood Walk and Wave. Thank you for supporting our neighbors with your signs, flags, drinks, and your presence. Our social committee heard nothing but positive comments.
The social committee has been asked to continue to sponsor our “Walk and Wave” for the remainder of April. Each Saturday during April, we are requesting that neighbors who would like to participate or simply wish to take a break from the isolation, join us between the hour of 4:00 – 5:00 PM in our Walk and Wave. Neighbors may either choose to walk the community or set out chairs and wave to neighbors as they pass by. Or, why not do both!
Not everyone will get this email and I am asking each of you who do receive it to call
a neighbor not on the list and let them know what our plans are.
It’s important for people to know that they are not alone.
Encourage homebound neighbors to sit by an open window. Even better, know someone who is mobility restricted – why not sit a safe distance from them so they don’t feel as isolated.
So, play some music, put out some encouraging signs, and join us using safe
practices and following the guidelines suggested by our health departments.
Again, thank you for making Belmonte Estates the neighborhood that it is.
And remember, follow and practice all current CDC guidelines and recommendations.
President, Belmonte Estates HOA