Veatch grantees are continuing to respond to the coronavirus crisis — one that is disproportionately impacting their own memberships — with resolve, action and love.
If there is anything this crisis has made clear, it's this: the issues Veatch grantees work on — ensuring all those who need health care can get it; providing workers with paid time off to care for themselves or a loved one; protecting access to essential services for immigrants and their children — are needed now more than ever before. This past week, we heard from Veatch grantees who are serving members in new ways while, at the same time, fighting to make sure the historic $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress met the needs of everyday people, and not corporations.
And even though the members, leaders and staff of Veatch grantees are distanced from one another, physically, they are finding ways to organize, virtually, to continue their important work. These days, updates from our nearly 200 grantee organizations come almost hourly, and they remind us that we are stronger together. They are among the many heroes of this time that give us hope — the harder the challenge, the harder they work to make a better world for us all.
From left to right: Carol Garbarino, Chair; Joan Minieri, Executive Director; Corinne Hayden, Vice Chair