Amarillo Habitat's Response to COVID-19
Dear friends of Amarillo Habitat,
As I write this, I am thinking of the whirlwind we have all experienced the past couple of weeks. It is clear that the way we move forward has changed and the potential impact of the COVID-19 must be at the forefront of our minds.
Amarillo Habitat for Humanity has taken measures to protect our staff and stakeholders through increased cleaning regimens, practicing social distancing, and changes to our services through cancellations/postponements:
-Our Habitat Partner Family activities such as classes and volunteering have been canceled through April with possibility of extension. We are currently working on ways to provide class content to families virtually.
-Our construction job site is currently open, but we are significantly limiting the amount of volunteers on the site at one time. This will continue to be re-evaluated on a daily, if not more, basis.
-Our special event Brinner and Blueprints that was scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd has officially been postponed. We will reschedule at a later date.
-Our ReStore, located at 2626 Paramount, remains open at this time. Our approximately 15,000 sq. foot location allows for social distancing in addition to the increased cleaning and disinfecting efforts we have implemented. As with volunteering, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments.
Our organization is adhering to a response plan that will escalate as needed. We are trying to balance the health and safety of our Habitat family and friends, the much-needed services, and the financial wellbeing of our organization, just as you are. My comfort is that we have a common goal and are actively working toward a safe, normal tomorrow.
Amarillo Habitat for Humanity