WHEAT and Its Work through COVID-19
WHEAT has seen a lot in its 41 years – the everchanging face of hunger and poverty, reaching into families who thought they were safe from job loss, a bare pantry, eating candy bars because they cost less, couch-surfing with the children because there’s nowhere else to go. WHEAT met these changes and challenges head on and developed and expanded programs to meet the needs of those we serve so that hunger and poverty can become a thing of the past – one person at a time.
Now, a new enemy, this COVID-19, has arisen and is making the fight harder without the resources we so easily took for granted like our wonderful volunteers, some who are still home through this crisis, although our brick & mortar locations, re-opened to the public.
We are a creative bunch and won’t allow it to take away the hard-fought successes of these many years. We are finding new ways to reach those who need us.
The staff of WHEAT know that they do not have to work if they aren’t comfortable doing so. Further, if an employee is sick or needs to take care of their children or parent, we are paying them. Additionally, with our reduced hours and less staff, we are paying affected employees for their regularly scheduled hours.
We cannot do this forever as our loss of revenue continues to rise. But WHEAT is confident in our community’s generosity and continues to be committed to our clients, our trainees, our volunteers and our staff.
Your donation will help us continue in our mission to help others help themselves –
WE JUST REALLY NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW TO DO THAT!