Good morning, Friends and Family of Notre Dame Schools,
On the frontlines of addressing this global pandemic are good, courageous, hardworking people serving humanity in grocery stores, doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations, and in neighborhoods across our world.
This morning, I was inspired by Mikey Welsh ‘21, NDCL student-athlete and hardworking Heinen’s cashier. With spirit and grace, Mikey keeps showing up to his job, ensuring that thousands in our community continue to have safe food available in our homes. We are naturally scared and alarmed by the dizzying pace of shutdown and the acceleration of the pandemic. Mikey acknowledged “sales in the store are greater than at Thanksgiving time.” And so, we are buying food, caring for our families and loved ones, and adapting to a new way of life.