When a friend of yours loses a loved one, you might feel rather helpless if you live far away. They are working with funeral homes in Tukwila, WA on the final services and perhaps you live on the other side of the country. You want to comfort them, but what can you really do from that far away? While you may not be there to offer a hug in person, there are lots of things you can do to support your friend. Here are a few items to consider
Send Food Deliveries
Restaurants are used to delivering food these days and you can even order groceries and other things. You can order those deliveries from wherever you want and have it sent to your friend. If you are sending a full meal, you might want to ask them for a good time so you can get it to them when they need it. Otherwise, if you are sending popcorn from a specialty store or non-perishables from the store, you can send them any time.
Text And Call
Just because you are far away doesn’t mean you can’t reach out through your phone. Text your friend every few days to check in and see how they are doing and give them a call to share your condolences and see if they need to talk. They can know you are supporting them, even if you aren’t there in person. And they will likely appreciate you checking in.
Donate To A Charity
Your friends’ loved one might have supported a certain charity and perhaps the family is even asking people to donate to that charity in their memory. Making a gift to that charity says a lot about your support. If the family hasn’t designated a specific charity, you can either choose one that makes sense (like an animal rescue if you know they loved their pets) or ask your friend what would be appropriate for their loved one.
Send Letters And Cards
Sending a card or letter to your friend is a nice way to let them know you heard about their loss and you are sorry about it. You can make an offer in the card, like to call them to talk any time they need an ear, or to plan a visit in a few months to catch up and support them more.
Remember Special Dates
It will mean a lot to your friend if you remember special dates related to their loved one. Perhaps you can send them a text on that person’s birthday or on the anniversary of their death. Remembering those things can really stand out to them.
The professionals at funeral homes in Tukwila, WA are also there to support you in helping a friend who is grieving, even from a far. You can call the experts at Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory and ask for suggestions so you can help them as best you can, even from a distance.