WASHINGTON–There are countless acts of courage and compassion being shown by Hoosiers in the fight against the coronavirus, says Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young.
Young spoke about the actions of Hoosiers on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon.
“Hoosiers are leaving groceries on a neighbor’s doorstep, printing off 3-D face masks, even something as simple as making purchases to help keep a local business going,” said Young.
He says he has spoken to more than 22,000 Hoosiers over the last several weeks.
“I heard from Maria with Sewing the Seed, which began as a ministry but has grown into a massive community project in Vincennes. They are sewing masks for nursing homes, elderly people, immuno-compromised, and others during this time. Twila with Sure Clean Inc. told me about their efforts to sanitize over 4,000 masks. Willie from Jennings County is helping out his fellow veterans by delivering food, mowing grass, and doing wellness checks. Sean and Ben with Olio – a startup in Indiana – are helping hospitals in Indiana coordinate patient care and reduce further spread of the virus. Darrell with LifeLine Youth Ministries is making food boxes for kids in Elkhart and has provided hundreds of meals. I also spoke with Crossroads Distillery, Huber’s Starlight Distillery, and French Lick Winery who are producing and distributing hand sanitizer,” said Young.
He says people are showing a spirit that is “uniquely Hoosier and uniquely American.” Young says the fight against coronavirus has catalyzed the American can-do spirit.
“Problem solvers are taking the initiative and to them, we say “thank you”, said Young.