Hear From Our President on Covid-19
Over the past month we have all experienced so much loss from a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have temporarily closed our office and have been working remotely since March 16, 2020 to ensure the staff’s safety. Our team has never experienced a crisis like this in our 28 years and is working around the clock to stay on top of this rapidly changing landscape. The level of commitment I have seen from our Board of Directors, staff and community collaborators is truly amazing. I feel honored to be working side by side with such outstanding professionals.
Revitalize CDC is currently supporting the Western Massachusetts community with emergency repairs, i.e., heating, hot water, leaking roof. In addition, we are supporting our clients – past, present and future particularly the elderly who may be shut-ins and suffering from isolation, by calling to give them information on available community resources.
Our Doorway to an Accessible, Safe and Healthy Home (DASHH) program is even more critical now that community residents are staying inside their homes. We will be conducting virtual environmental assessments to help identify hazards and provide advice to protect families from harm. We are delivering asthma supply kits to families and older adults that are most at risk that may include:
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air filter) Vacuums
Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Supplies
Mattress and Pillow Protectors
Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarms (plug-in)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) supplies i.e., barriers and traps
Flyer of information educating the family on the use of the above equipment, placement and maintenance
Flyer of information on how to keep your home safe, clean, and healthy as well as community resources
The virus is worrisome for everyone but for marginalized populations who live with poverty, health inequities and other burdens, the outbreak can be especially unjust. We are working on adapting our direct service model to meet the changing needs of our most vulnerable children, families and seniors who suffer disproportionately to the general population.
We need your help! Please donate today to help relieve the overwhelming urgency on our ability to continue serving those in critical need.
We appreciate your unwavering support.
Colleen S. Loveless
President & CEO
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