Stories and Hope
My Why: COVID-19 Vaccine Stories
Celebrating stories of hope
From heartfelt to heartbreak, there are many reasons why one may choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In celebration of fighting this pandemic together and protecting yourself, family, loved ones and the community, share why you chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
To share your why:
- Click “Add a post" below
- Post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ThisIsBig
At a clinic at New Hope Baptist Church, 250 people received COVID-19 vaccinations.
A 104-year-old woman and a 75-year-old former hospice patient share their delight at receiving COVID-19 vaccines at home.
Religious leaders join forces to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations within their communities.
Two sisters, 100 and 85, recall past health crises and celebrate their second COVID-19 vaccinations.
You can still drop off reusable homemade masks to community partners. We’ve outlined a few below. If you’re a community partner and would like to be added to the list, please email email@example.com.
Locations accepting reusable homemade masks and PPE:Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
1204 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
O: 616.742.0200 ext. 160
To schedule a date and time for delivery, or for questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616.965.8254.
Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services
1632 Linden Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations of PPE accepted. To maintain social distancing while dropping off donations, you can leave the items in your trunk and a Salvation Army volunteer will remove them.
Migrant Legal Aid
Donations of PPE accepted. Please call 616.454.5055 or email email@example.com to set up a drop off time as office hours vary.
Spectrum Health hosts blood drives throughout the Spectrum Health System. Spectrum Health proudly uses Versiti to host our blood drives.
If you are healthy and asymptomatic, please consider donating blood. We encourage you to make an appointment at a Versiti donation center or community drive. Thank you in advance for making an appointment to donate.
- Click here to learn more about how donors are allowed to donate during Michigan’s Shelter in Place.
- Have questions on how to prepare to donate? Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Visit the Versiti FAQ Page to find out more.
- Click here to hear more about what Versiti is doing to ensure donor safety.
We are one team.
Together, we are strong.
Together, we will see this through.