Dear Friends of Attack Poverty, We are aware of the increasing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the world around us, particularly in the areas we serve. In the words of Isaiah, we are told: if you wander off the road to the right or the left, you will hear his voice behind you saying, “Here is the road. Follow it.” (Isaiah 30:21) The road that Attack Poverty is following is one of caution, of watching and assessing what best provides safety for our employees and volunteers while maintaining the critical services we provide to children and adults in our communities. We truly believe, along with local and state health departments, that this is a time for awareness and precautionary behavior. Our current assessment is dictating two immediate actions:
Attack Poverty is advising its employees and volunteers on the health and safety measures to be taken each day to protect themselves and their families, such as frequent handwashing, wiping down common areas, practicing social distancing, and staying home when sick. We are working with churches, schools and other community organizations to provide continuity of our services, assessing on a daily basis, with them, what is appropriate. The first changes are mentioned above. Please stay connected to our social media channels and email, as we will use these outlets for further updates and schedule changes related to our programs and events. This is a time of patience and prayer for everyone. We thank our employees, volunteers, donors, and sponsoring organizations for their efforts as we all come together for the health and well-being of the community. -The Attack Poverty Board and Staff
- We are suspending all programs effective Friday, March 13, with a potential return date of March 30. We are communicating with all staff and volunteers to let them know.
- We are also working with our staff whose children may now be home due to school closures so they can work effectively from home.