COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes to the non-profit sector, challenging our already limited resources as we try to map what this pandemic means to our sector, our organizations, and our most vulnerable clients.
We are facing a truly unprecedented situation which is affecting all of our families, our business, our communities and our way of life. During this public health crisis, Epilepsy Durham Region has adapted the way in which we deliver our programs and services. While there are government directed social distancing practices or stay-at-home orders in effect, we are providing service using virtual resources like video, social media and one to one virtual education. Impacted families are still provided with critical support services like health, mental health, and resource navigation provided over the phone.
Please remember that epilepsy does not stop for COVID-19, and neither do its challenges and barriers. The epilepsy community needs us more than ever, and Epilepsy Durham Region remains dedicated to managing our way through these unprecedented times to serve our vulnerable population. The longer the isolation continues the more desperate the need for help becomes. We cannot do so without help from our community. During times like this, please remember:
- Every act of kindness is a beacon of hope, giving us the opportunity to support one another and families in need
- We each have the power to make an impact through acts of generosity – no act is too small
- Now, more than ever, your support matters and makes a significant impact
- If you are in a financial position to do so, please donate to ensure we can continue to provide much needed services and support
#GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, taking place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end.
Together we give. Together we stand. Together we thank. Together we help. Together we heal.
COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of so many. There will be better days ahead, until then, please consider lending your support.