VALPARAISO - The Valparaiso Police Department is upping its Care Assistance and Referral Program (CARE) to help anyone, especially senior citizens who may be vulnerable to the Coronavirus.
Sergeant Joe Hall, Commander of Support Services with Valparaiso PD, says the program is offered year-round and is normally used when the weather is at extreme temperatures, but now it's being engaged until life returns to normal after the Coronavirus crisis.
How do human beings respond to invisible threats like the coronavirus and carbon pollution? One threat is personal, direct, and close – touch an infected surface or talk too close to someone and you could be deathly sick in a matter of days. The other is impersonal, indirect, and far away– driving your car contributes in some tiny way to future melting glaciers, rising seas, and scorching heat waves. And yet responding to both requires a similar shift in mindset and behavior.