Pam Little, Chair of the Board of Habitat for Humanity, Thousand Islands
It is a new way of life we are all living now with the Covid-19 virus. Although social-distancing is now required, we are striving to stay in touch through our newsletter and other social media. Our volunteers are such a large part of our team. It is your volunteer contributions which make it possible for HFHTI to build safe affordable homes for people in Leeds and Grenville. We miss seeing you in the ReStore and on the Build site since our operations were suspended on March 17.
As of yet, we have no sense of when we might be up and running again. The messages from the Prime Minister and the Premier are telling us to continue doing what we are doing. It will be critical to have a healthy staff and volunteers to turn to for help when we are able to reopen. Please, please stay safe and careful when you must go out for essentials.
Those of us on the Board of Directors are still meeting by video conferencing to discuss and stay informed of any changes. We hope all our staff, volunteers, donors and their families are healthy, and we look forward to being back to normal operations. We will stay in touch and keep you informed of any news we receive that will give us some light at the end of the tunnel.
In the meantime, stay positive and hopeful in these difficult times. Although we are limited in what we can do, we know that by working together as a team of Canadians, we will collectively make it through this pandemic