The news about the Coronavirus is very overwhelming to take in. Watching it come closer and closer to us and seeing how it's affecting our community is pretty scary.

Whenever something would scare me or something bad would happen in our world I always found some comfort with this quote.

When I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers, You will always find people who are helping." -Fred Rogers.

I have to say this, it's a time like this people really need the support of others and I have never been more proud to be a Hudson Valley resident.

I have seen so many members of our community step-up and provide help and comfort to each other.

Our restaurants have come together and are trying to have the safest dining options for us.

Our healthcare workers who are working in overdrive treating people and trying to get any new information out.

Cleaning crews doing extra shifts trying to make sure everything is sanitized.

Our grocery stores that are trying to make sure we have the supplies and goods we need.

Our police, fire, and EMTs who are working with the public and keeping us safe.

Our Government Officials who are implementing rules to keep us safe.

Here at the station, my colleagues have been working extremely hard trying to get the most up-to-date information out to everyone.

On Facebook, I have seen many residents offering to hep in any way they can.

What is something you can do to help?

If you know a friend or relative is alone, call or text them to make sure they are okay during this time. When this is more controlled and it's safer, bring a coffee or go thank someone who is helping our community. Be as positive as you can when you are posting on social media.

We are all lucky, the Hudson Valley is filled with many helpers.