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President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch reflects on the global pandemic and what can be done to help those in need.
A message from Delivering Good President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch:
Like everyone else, Delivering Good is facing the ongoing challenge of our daily work, carried out in the environment of the public health emergency from COVID-19 coronavirus infections. At this time, the Delivering Good staff is working remotely and will likely do so for the foreseeable future, where possible. If you need to reach any of us, please see the direct contact email for each staff member here.
As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. Our thoughts also are with the most vulnerable people in our society, whose challenges are accelerating. While we are able to work online and via phone, our 700 community partners across the country serve people who continue to face the daily hurdles of poverty or disaster. We want to update you on the role Delivering Good serves to help people in need during these uncertain times.
For 35 years Delivering Good has been providing relief to people impacted by disasters as well as everyday poverty. COVID-19 is a new form of disaster with both immediate and far reaching consequences. And while it looks different than a hurricane, earthquake, wild fire or flood, this disaster will need our support. Delivering Good is prepared to help alleviate the hardship of our nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
The pandemic’s economic impact will likely be broad and long-lasting. We know that there is much uncertainty, both among our supporters and the populations we serve. Our strength depends on working together; the more we can give to those most in need, the faster we will all recover and grow stronger again.
Towards these efforts, Delivering Good is collecting cash donations that will support product distributions now and in the coming months. For every $10 donated to Delivering Good, $100 of new merchandise can be distributed to families in need. Please click on this link if you can make a donation for this effort.
Regarding product donations from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, we are available to discuss how you can assist this effort with excess merchandise, but we also respect the rapidly changing business climate that you are facing. We want you to know we are ready to mobilize, have agency needs identified and are prepared to support communities. Your challenges are our mission, too. When you are ready, we will be ready.
We thank everyone for joining us in overcoming this crisis together.