Funeral homes are always going above and beyond for their communities. Now during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re getting more creative than ever before to accommodate families while social distancing.
We want to shout out funeral homes that are going the extra mile and give you the recognition you deserve. Below are some creative ways funeral homes across the country are handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though funeral homes can’t host in-person events right now, they can host webinars to help educate their community. For example, Cy Hume, the Vice President and Manager of A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, did a webinar with the Georgia Funeral Directors Association about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting funerals in Georgia.
The fact that those who are grieving can’t have all their family and friends physically present at their loved one’s funeral is heartbreaking. That’s why some funeral homes are getting creative and doing drive-up services so people can still show their support and pay their respects.
For example, a few funeral homes doing this are Haskell Funeral & Cremation Services in Illinois and Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery in Texas.
Another Texas funeral home took a similar approach to this idea. Mission Park Funeral Chapels, Cemeteries & Crematories created a setup inspired by a drive-in theater. With their 20-foot-wide LED screen, families can park and watch their loved one’s funeral via live streaming.
Acts of Kindness
Many funeral homes are branching out beyond funerals and finding creative ways to help their communities. From sending meals to writing uplifting notes, below are a few examples:
- Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in North Carolina delivered 25 dozen doughnuts for local nursing centers.
- George Funeral Home and Cremation Center in South Carolina sent Easter cookies and cards to their local senior care center.
- Genda Funeral Homes in Indiana is partnering with local restaurants to offer carry-out deals to support local businesses.
- Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home & Crematory in Nebraska donated lunch to Bridgeport Memorial Chapel.
How is your funeral home handling the COVID-19 pandemic? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!