A message from Executive Director Martha Robert
In compliance with current guidelines regarding the CONVID-19 pandemic, the CVEM ministry house is now closed to the public. However, we remain firmly committed to serving our most vulnerable neighbors as the health and economic effects of this pandemic unfold in the next weeks and months. Therefore, our Direct Service program will continue to operate as much as possible via telephone. Staff and volunteers who are healthy and do not need to self-quarantine will respond to requests for financial assistance through telephone interviews. We will continue to partner with faith communities and service-providers, in whatever ways possible, knowing that we all will be adjusting frequently to find our “new normal”.
Infusion program activities are cancelled until further notice. We are scheduled to serve at Trinity’s Community Breakfast on Sunday, March 29 and are waiting to hear if the breakfasts will be canceled. If possible, a “take away” breakfast will be offered and volunteers may be needed to help.
The Thompson-Pound Art Program (TAP) Co-Planners will offer a way to connect with one another online and continue planning for our usual TAP programming in June. Look for an email from director Debbie Anderson or me on how to connect.
CVEM’s commitment and work for the past 40 years has been about building strong communities by caring for our most vulnerable neighbors and, together with other faith communities and social service organizations, forming a safety net for folks when they need it.
Now more than ever--and as we each are able--we need to do our part to strengthen that safety net for neighbors who cannot endure the economic effects of this pandemic. I invite you to help us help our neighbors by donating HERE to CVEM's Direct Service program. 100% of your donation will be used to assist a neighbor with their rent, mortgage or other immediate needs.
Folks needing assistance in the Chattahoochee Valley can call us at 706-327-2836 and press Option 1 to leave a voicemail with their name, contact number, and the kind of assistance needed. We will return as many calls as possible. Also, United Way’s 2 1 1 database is being updated as much as possible to reflect available services in the weeks to come. Go online or call 211 to access that information.
Thank you again and always for the many ways you love our neighbors in the Chattahoochee Valley. I pray for your safety and good health. May God grant us all the grace and wisdom for the living of these days.