As we continue to take care of ourselves, our families, neighbors, co-workers, and friends by sheltering in place, we recognize the heroic efforts of our community to keep life close to normal. At
, we’re remotely preparing for the upcoming build season. We’re checking in with homeowners and connecting them to additional support services. Our Board of Directors made it a priority for all staff to keep their jobs, even though we’ve lost significant income from the
. We are proud to work for this organization and anxious to get back to partnering with families to build safe, affordable housing.
We’ve all witnessed our small businesses, service organizations, schools, churches, grocery stores and healthcare providers get creative with ways to keep their employees working and their doors open.
These are the people who are holding our community together.
These are the people we will need to look out for well after we can gather in groups again.
As we consider the extended health of our community, our thoughts turn to the CARES act relief that has started arriving. For many of you, $1,200 is a lifeline you can’t do without. We understand that.
For others, it may not be critical. We are encouraging everyone who is able, to share a little of your good fortune with the small businesses, and essential service providers you want to still be here. It will take all of us doing our part to restore this incredible community to what it was before the pandemic.
is on your list, that’s great and much appreciated. We are very moved by your continued support of our mission. But we’re not asking for ourselves. We’re asking everyone to give a little to their favorite restaurants, shops, hair salons, and charities to help them keep the lights on. So, when we are ready to open up the community again, we’ll have something to open.
As part of the relief package, you will be allowed an additional $300 deduction - over and above the standard deduction - on your 2020 taxes for charitable donations. It’s a good time to do good.
Let’s continue to look out for each other as we navigate these uncharted waters.