As you read this newsletter, we will have been practicing our “social distancing” for 7 weeks. We have become experts on Zoom, taken our multi-tasking to new heights, and discovered our pets may not miss us during the day--as they have led us to believe.
While we have been physically distant, we have found ways to stay socially connected. At every turn, we are seeing people stepping up in amazing ways to help neighbors, friends and total strangers. And we are seeing great feats of leadership-- organizations supporting their staffs, thinking creatively, and adapting on the fly.
I once had the great fortune to have Bergen County Historical Society President--Kevin Wright explain Thomas Paine’s famous quote:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
Bergen County is full of those who do not shrink from service, who stand by it now. Everyday, we hear from those who deserve the love and thanks of man and woman.
We continue to be humbled and honored to help you turn your caring into meaningful action--and know that your efforts are improving lives and strengthening the community.
Stay safe and be proud of Bergen County--truly a great place to live and work.