NOTE: ARCHIVED ARTICLE FROM CITYOFCAMAS.US ON DAY OF ITS ORIGINAL POSTING. Resource Helpline in Practice In this video , Library Director, Connie Urquhart, speaks with Library staff, Christopher Knipes, and Elliot Stapleton, about their experiences to-date with the Camas Resource Helpline: (360) 382-1300 Summary and minutes: 0:20 - The Resource Helpline was started by the City of Camas to help the community during this pandemic. Library staff are operating the phone line from home. 0:59 - The Resource Helpline was established two weeks ago to match community members in need that cannot leave their houses with volunteers for three services: grocery pickups, prescription pickups, and friendly check-ins. 1:32 - Currently there are 25+ volunteers of all ages, including families who are volunteering together. 2:21 - The Library is fielding questions through the Helpline as well. An example was someone seeking help identifying resources for small business owners due to the crisis. 3:13 - Another example included a mother who was disappointed to have to cancel her daughter's 6th birthday party. She decided to host a social distance parade for her daughter and called to see if volunteers would be interested to drive by and wish her daughter a Happy Birthday. A long line of cars, including decorated cars, showed up! 5:03 - The Helpline has matched several community needs for groceries, Christopher shared an example about someone who was unable to leave the house due to suffering a recent heart attack and one of the Helpline volunteers coordinated groceries buying and delivery for him. Note: volunteers are not to go into others' houses for everyone's safety. 6:50 - If you wish to help or are in need, Library staff are ready to take your call Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM at (360) 382 - 1300; calls after hours will be sent to voicemail and Library staff will reach out as soon as they can.