With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. For many states, and countries all around the world, “shelter in place” is the practice being used to flatten the curve and save countless lives. Wisconsin is soon to follow with Governor Tony Evers’ #SaferAtHome order.
To combat the spread of this illness into our communities, Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity will be temporarily be closing our ReStores and offices for the duration of the order. Our affiliate staff are working remotely, and continue to accept and evaluate program applications. Applications are available through our website; call or email with questions or concerns. As the situation continues to evolve, we will assess our options and follow the guidelines that comes from the state. Please keep an eye on our Website and our Facebook page to get updates on changes to operation hours.
When addressing these difficult times, Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford shared the following message: "May those of us who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember the most vulnerable. May we who settle in for quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country, let us choose love."
Habitat has always chosen to embody these values, and the steps we are taking now are taken in this same vein. May you be healthy, may you be well, and may you and yours feel God’s love around you. Thank you so much for your loyalty and understanding and together, we will take it one day at a time.