First, we want to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, and community partners for walking with us during this time. We are constantly praying that God does wonderful things through all of this crisis in your life, St. Benedict’s, our community, and nation. We could not do half of what we do, without the support of everyone. We will get through this together and be stronger than before. We find that although we are forced apart, we were able to come together.
Due to COVID-19 we are taking extra precautions to protect all of our volunteers by suspending volunteering temporarily and protecting our residents though extra cleaning, practicing social distancing, routine hand washing, sheltering in place, and creating a separate sick facility. Due to COVID-19 and through protecting our volunteers, we are using extra staff that is increasing our operating budget. You can help with financial relief by donating to our COVID-19 Relief Fund!
We have decided to utilize the Women and Families Facility as a “sick room” for all our community partnering shelters. This is to allow each agency to separate those that are sick and lower the risk of transmitting COVID and other transmittable illnesses within their populations. This requires us to operate a second facility fully staffed for 24 hours a day. This in turn doubles our operating budget, hence the reason for the COVID Relief Fund. If you feel led to support our COVID increased expenses, please do it online or by mailing a check.
Currently, we are in need of coffee, hair clippers, razors, deodorant, shampoo, garbage bags, paper plates and cups.
Thank you for everything, be safe, practice social distancing, and keep following us for more updates.