Gratitude For Unsung Heroes

Dear Family and Friends:

RISE Life Services, its family members and others in our community are always advocating to better the lives of the individuals we serve. To that end, RISE wants to support the Direct Support Professionals and all of our staff, who are the everyday heroes. They have been the ones who give constant care to our loved ones during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. These unsung heroes show up for work despite the challenges they may have in their own lives.

How can you help? Here are some simple ways you can let our staff know that we genuinely appreciate their efforts.

Lunch for our team:  Purchase a gift certificate to a restaurant such as Panera, Chipotle, Dominos or Papa Johns, or to a restaurant delivery service such as GrubHub or Doordash and send to the attention of Charles Evdos, Executive Director, 901 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. Specify the gift certificate recipient.

Snacks for our team: Go to and order coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies or other goodies for the residential staff.  A warm beverage and a little comfort food on a well-deserved break can go a long way! Send it directly to the site where your family member resides.

Spread the word:  Reach out to your family and friends via phone, email and social media. Let them know about our staff’s amazing work. Ask them to support your efforts by purchasing a gift certificate to a restaurant or delivery service as described above.

Send a word of thanks:  Send a card or note to the staff thanking them for the wonderful job they are doing to support our loved ones. Be creative and include an inspirational quote or two!

Donate funds online: Be sure to identify the residence, staff member or individual’s name. 100% of funds will go to where you choose.

Any of the above choices will make a great difference in showing gratitude and elevating the lives of those on our team. Help others RISE! Thank you in advance and stay safe.

Sending my best,
Charles Evdos
Executive Director

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