The Hour Detroit editorial team is looking for stories of the great COVID-19 shut-in from people who live in our region.
The metro Detroit region is resilient and generous. We want to write about the pastor who kept making house calls, the neighbors who got creative about taking care of each other’s kids, the waitress who got that crazy big tip, the folks giving away their Netflix or wi-fi passwords for their neighbors or friends, the singers doing performances online to cheer everyone up.
We also want to hear your tales of loss. This is a painful time for everyone. But some people are losing things they can never get back. We want to talk to people who had to miss a loved one’s funeral, who worked their fingers to the bone to launch a business that is now obliterated, or who expected to be the first in their families to graduate in that Big House ceremony but won’t get that, the kids who were working so hard on the school play that is never going to happen.
We also want to hear about how you’re keeping busy, how the news is impacting your mental health, how you’re getting through this, what your worries and hopes are.
Are you photographing your COVID-19 experience? We want to see that, too. Send us the photos of you working from home with your cat on your lap, having a beer with your neighbors all standing 7 feet apart, going to a takeout window at a Detroit restaurant, your spouse working with the kids playing in the same room, standing in line a the grocery store.
Use the form below to share your experience with the Hour Detroit editorial team, and you may appear in a future print or web piece.