The YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s Response to COVID-19

For nearly 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has had a prominent voice in our community. Their focus on youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living has supported countless people in their efforts to improve the world around them. That being said, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is in a unique position, as their community is in greater need of support now, yet they have had to temporarily close all 19 of their locations. Because of this predicament, they have channeled their creativity to build new opportunities for community support, social-distancing-style.

Cool Fish LKN’s Live DJ Stream Is Bringing Live Music to Your Home

Cool Fish LKN aims to create a casual social space for community members to come together to enjoy good food and creative drinks, making unforgettable memories. This mission presented a great obstacle for the owner, Alex Atkins, during the age of COVID-19. How could he continue to bring together the community during a time when we are supposed to be apart? The answer — Live DJ Streaming all month long!

Who is my Neighbor? Charity knows no distinctive other than one is in need.

Written by: David Judge The term, Good Samaritan, is familiar to most people even if they’ve never cracked open the Bible to the Gospel of Luke where the parable is found.  In that passage of chapter 10, Jesus is asked what one must do to inherit eternal life.   Quoting from Deuteronomy and Leviticus, respectively, Jesus… Continue reading Who is my Neighbor? Charity knows no distinctive other than one is in need.

OTC Spotlight: How Local Businesses Are Helping Out During COVID-19

In an effort to shed the light on the positivity in our community — that is oftentimes overlooked — we have compiled a list of all the different ways that some of our favorite small businesses and organizations are doing their part to help others during COVID-19.

Two College Students’ Perspectives on COVID-19

Hello, hello OTC! We are Kami and Maddie, two of OTC’s college interns, and we are here to share with you our reflection on how we came to realize the severity of this global pandemic, offer some quarantine activities, and hopefully spread some positivity during this chaotic time.