In the interest of keeping our families, partners, and communities safe, we have decided to reschedule our Nationwide Day of Second Chances.
When we relaunch this important initiative, it will serve an even greater purpose of helping neighbors across the United States to recover from the economic impacts of this outbreak. As unemployment increases over the coming months, the opportunity to love and serve will increase with it.
The economic and emotional disruption being caused by the uncertainty surrounding this virus makes the need for Better Together’s programs greater than ever. We are ready to meet this challenge.
In these times of uncertainty, I am reminded of a famous quote by Fred Rogers:
“When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
At Better Together, in all seasons and circumstances, we connect the helpers to the hurting. We are helping now.
We are working with trusted partners and the faith community to take all possible safety precautions, through the use of technology, as we help parents toward stability and self-reliance. We are also using this time to host additional remote job fair training opportunities with new faith partners.
Social distancing does not mean relational distancing. Our volunteers have been so encouraging; we are seeing more people willing to serve instead of living in fear.
We are watching the community do what the community does best – come together and support their neighbors in times of uncertainty.
When you read about scary things in the news, and take a moment to look around for the helpers, you will always find Better Together.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our programs.
CEO, Better Together