- Posted by Katie Zwiener
- On March 18, 2020
- Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Pandemic, WINGS, WINGS Program
Dear Friends of WINGS,
The past week has been one of unprecedented events in the history of our country and state. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, terms like social distancing and remote working are being heard more and more as a directive from our leaders.
At WINGS, we are taking these directives seriously and asking our staff to work remotely where and when possible: meeting with clients via the phone, stopping all volunteer activities and postponing fundraising events. Today, we have also closed our Resale Stores and Logistics Center where we normally accept donations.
While we are doing what we can to take the necessary precautions in compliance with the recommendations by the CDC and our government leaders, WINGS is a social service agency providing necessary services to those who are fleeing domestic violence. This means our WINGS Safe Houses and shared homes are still operating and filled with families needing shelter and support. Our primary goal is to continue to support survivors while keeping our staff safe.
We realize the uncertainty in our world at this time due to COVID-19 and the economy, but we must carry on and provide for those in our care as WINGS continues to provide housing, integrated services, and education and advocacy to end domestic violence. Having postponed fundraising events over the next few months and closing the Resale Stores, our income for operations will be greatly reduced. We are relying on the community to help us through this difficult time.
Thank you for all of your past support, and thank you for doing all that you can to ensure we are able to continue this life-saving work.