Over the past few months at Campbell, a few of us have been learning about what it would mean to become a private Point of Dispension (P.O.D.) for medication/supplies in the case of a widespread pandemic/biological attack situation. Greene county is one of the only counties in the state pursuing the establishment of private P.O.D. sites in churches and businesses, and their goal is to alleviate the strain on public P.O.D.s in the event of an emergency.
If Campbell can become a certified P.O.D. site, it would mean that members of our congregation would already have a plan and a place to recieve medication for their family without visiting a potentially chaotic public P.O.D. site. We would not only be serving each other, but also the community at large by reducing the strain on public P.O.D sites.
In order to be certified by the Greene County Health Department to operate a P.O.D at Campbell, we need a core group of church members to volunteer to receive training on how to operate a P.O.D. site. ANYBODY CAN VOLUNTEER. You do NOT need to be a health professional to receive training. We will need volunteers to help with setup, screening, information dispensing, security, parking lot control, communication, special needs assistance, and cleanup, at the very least. You can choose the job(s) that you think are right for you.
Volunteers will receive training over the next few weeks in preparation for a MOCK DRILL to be conducted on MARCH 11th during WEDNESDAY CONNECT. The Mock Drill is the last step in the certification process.
Prayerfully consider if you could be of help to others in your own church family in such a challenging situation. If you are interested in serving, please contact Donna Leker as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 417-840-4593.