For the past 25 years it has been the professional honor of my life to lead the Outdoors for All Foundation as its executive director.
During that time, our organization has been faced with our share of challenges. Running a nonprofit during the Great Recession…the “winter” of 2005 when effectively there was no snow in the Pacific Northwest until March…and now? Well, now we’re all doing our best to work through the disrupted times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the necessary public health stay-at-home orders here in Washington state, we have had to suspend our programs and many of our business operations. We’ve seen a corresponding dramatic drop in income. Regrettably, we will have to place many of our staff on furloughs beginning at the end of business this coming Friday, April 10.
Remaining team members are working remotely and our regular office hours have been temporarily suspended. We plan to return to more regular operations as soon as public health parameters and funding may allow.
At this time, none of us knows when public health and economic conditions may allow for some level of restoration of our operations. In the meantime, please know that we are as committed as ever to working to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities in our community.
We will do everything in our power to restore operations as soon as we can — because we know that thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their families are counting on us to.
Thank you for your patience – and thank you for your support and understanding. Stay safe, stay at home, stay healthy. We really are, all in this together.