Doing Good

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

Topics: COVID-19

“Sunbreak” by Paul Schulenburg. Addison Gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Cape artist's paintings to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. COURTESY PHOTO


Do you know someone who is going above and beyond in this extraordinary time? Let us know! For the next few weeks we'll be highlighting those who do good deeds in our local communities by selflessly helping their neighbors. Drop us an email at if you know of any good deeds you'd like to see exposed.

Ornaments Raise Money For Front-line Workers

Blue heart ornaments made by Chatham Pottery are available as gifts for those working on the front line of the COVID-19 emergency. At $20, the ornaments, featuring a blue heart and inscribed with the year, come wrapped in a velour sack with tissue paper and postcard explaining its significance. Half of the profits will go directly to the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation to support nurses and healthcare staff. The ornament is limited to 200 and is available for sale starting this week by phone at 508-430-2191 or online at Chatham Free shipping and curbside pickup is available.

Church Serves Free Dinners

Each Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., Redemption Rock Church at 195 Meetinghouse Rd. (Route 137) in South Chatham serves free hot to-go dinners to anyone who comes to the church's drive-through. Pastor Mike Pratt said the service is meant to assist those who are cooped up in their homes and want a home-cooked meal that they don't have to prepare themselves.

CCIF Update

Over the past week, the Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund distributed $11,600 to 15 applicants, representing 29 adults and 22 children. Assistance included help with paying utility bills, vehicle payments and insurance, rent, excise tax and cell phone and cable bills.

The fund launched April 15 to help year-round Chatham residents facing financial difficulties due to the loss of employment or other impacts of the COVID-19 emergency. For information and applications, visit the MCS or LCOC websites, or

Gallery Starts Pledge Campaign

Addison Art Gallery has launched a pledge campaign, “In Aid and Honor of our Fishing Fleet,” through Saturday, May 16. For every purchased Paul Schulenburg painting valued at $5,000 or more, the gallery will donate $500 to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance; for paintings valued at less than $5,000, the gallery will donate $200.

Schulenburg is internationally known and especially recognized for capturing the heritage of the working waterfront. To see the available works, visit For more information or to reserve art, email Schulenburg is internationally known for his masterful works and especially recognized for capturing the heritage of our working waterfront.

Holy Redeemer Donations

On April 29, the Holy Redeemer Women’s Club delivered a truck load of donations to the St. Joseph House for the Homeless in Hyannis to help during the coronavirus crisis. Towels, face cloths, sweat pants, deodorant, foot powder and clothing provided by the Holy Redeemer women will help fill some of the needs of the shelter residents.

As Holy Redeemer Parishioners do monthly year round, sandwiches, cookies, and fruit were also delivered to St Joseph’s House on May 6. St. Joseph’s sent a thank you note to all who provided  the needed food,  articles of hygiene and clothing during this difficult time.


Online Business Listing

Nauset Disposal, with the help of the company’s web development company, ColeWebDev, has created a website to promote businesses that are open during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We will be promoting this online business directory to our customers, on social media, through email marketing and more. The goal of this campaign is to support the people and businesses in our community. Other organizations are doing similar things, and I think the more, the better. We’re just doing our part to help spread the word,” says Kara Boule, marketing and community investment manager at Nauset Disposal. 

Business owners or managers on Cape Cod or in the Greater Plymouth area currently open — whether takeout, storefront or online — can submit listings online at

Lions Collect, Distribute Masks

Dennis-Harwich Lions Make-A-Mask Challenge committee has received material and financial donations to supplement its efforts to make cloth masks. Over 100 masks were sent to the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps for processing and distribution Cape-wide.

People are being sought to sew masks for the project to meet the need for the Cape's year-round and summer residents. Donation boxes are located in the South Dennis and Dennisport Post Offices, with more to come. Items must be new and are quarantined for at least 24 hours. Donations can be sent to the Dennis-Harwich Lions Club, Box 41, Dennisport, MA 02360.