TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—The Salvation Army in Greater Lafayette is making strides to bring people together in any way possible during this pandemic.
"There's nothing on social media that doesn't spurn some sort of fear with the times that are going on right now,” said Lieutenant Aaron Johnson.
That's why Lieutenant Johnson along with others in the organization are encouraging people to participate in a movement called "Front Porch." An idea that originated from another Salvation Army location.
"Ultimately what's happening is people are feeling alone,” said Johnson.
This movement encourages people to simply stand on their porches from 6:30 to 7 on Tuesday nights and encourage their neighbors.
"Just kind of love on their neighbors,” said Jonson. “You don't have to leave your front porch. You just have to talk to the neighbors."
Lieutenant Johnson said practicing social distancing is still important. But waving, smiling, making sure your neighbor is ok, is a way of spreading hope during this tough time.
"How much are you involved in "How are you guys doing tonight, is everything alright? Can I pray for you?” Just something, instead of just going in our house and just shutting the door,” said Johnson.
He hopes people will join the movement in helping others as much as we help ourselves.
"Cause some people are really afraid,” said Johnson. “When it comes to sickness and viruses, that can do harm, we need to gather together."