Dear Friends and Supporters,
This week has brought challenges for all of us, across the country and right here in the Miami Valley. Yet, as I learn more than I ever imagined about pandemic protocols and terms like social distancing — I have never been more proud to be a part of this supportive community.
Over the next few months, this agency will be faced with tough decisions. But, with unique problems, we have the opportunity to craft unique approaches.
Starting this week, the BBBS Miami Valley team will begin working remotely. Most importantly, our Match Support Specialists will continue to serve as a hub for our over 500 families—providing resources for those who may be affected by loss of income, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and anxiety due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19.
Now, perhaps more than ever, the mission and the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley is evident and urgent. And as we continue to navigate the myriad of challenges we anticipate (and many we haven’t yet anticipated) in the coming months, I want to reassure you that BBBS Miami Valley will be guided by a purpose and a plan:
Finally, I want to say thank you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in the kids we serve. And thank you for standing beside us for the last sixty years, and now—as we face the challenges ahead.
P.S. Our leadership team will evaluate the COVID-19 situation on a bi-weekly basis. For more details, check back here. We’ll also continue to keep you up to date on our social media channels—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.