Care Package for Monday, May 25, 2020

Poetry: Youth by Tom Sleigh
Smelling of sweet resin the Aleppo Pines’
shadow grows taller by the hour. Two identical
twin boys chase each other through the shadows,
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Song In My Head: Dear Uncle Sam by Loretta Lynn

Sculpture: New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

Photo credit: njvvmf.org

Self-Care: 5 Tips for Self-Care On Memorial Day

Photo credit: almanac.com

Recipe: Traditional Potato Salad

Photo credit: tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Worth Reading: The Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln
Excerpt: “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shallot perish from the earth.”
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233, thehotline.org/help

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453, childhelp.org

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386, thetrevorproject.org

GLBT National Health Center: 888-843-4564, https://www.glbthotline.org/

GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743, https://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, veteranscrisisline.net

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860, translifeline.org

State Labor Offices: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/state/contacts

State & Local Health Departments: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Phone-Numbers_State-and-Local-Health-Departments.pdf

Child Welfare Information Gateway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/contact/

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