A message from Deb Cleary, ETS CEO:
I know you must be as frustrated as I am as our world and lives are subjected to such unprecedented change and uncertainty. Personally, I’m most concerned about the most vulnerable in our community. Families who were already living paycheck to paycheck and were just one emergency away from being sent into a financial tailspin. Elderly neighbors who are food insecure with no one to advocate for them. The list goes on and on.
The ETS family has always had a strong culture of giving back to our community in good times and in hard times. In this time of critical need, we felt a strong duty to support our friends and partners at local organizations who play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities. Please consider making a donation of your own to one of these or another local organization. No donation is too small to make a difference in someone’s life. To date, we have given $10,000 to these organizations:
$5,000 donation to their Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) Fund.
The SUN Fund provides a way for community members to financially support vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19-related closures and other cascading fallouts. Grant funding will focus on critical areas of need: access to food, child care services, support for low-wage workers and the elderly, and support for nonprofits and small businesses involved in response efforts. They are doing great work right here in Clinton County and throughout the Adirondack region.
The Foundation of CVPH
$2,500 donation to Unrestricted Funds.
Throughout its history, The Foundation of CVPH has helped thousands of our friends and neighbors as they faced health emergencies. The Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community and has been instrumental in helping those on the front lines during this unprecedented health crisis.
$1000 donation to their General Fund.
Feeding Chittenden works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, Feeding Chittenden serves over 12,000 people each year.
Various other Funds
$1500 to Champlain Valley organizations.
We are also donating smaller amounts to other funds in need such as the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s Feed the Frontline fund, The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Plattsburgh Housing Authority’s effort to feed quarantined elderly residents at local senior residences.