2020.March.19 - With our initial and subsequent donations for this project, we have been able to mobilize our REDC program for hurricane Irma recovery. We continue to work with our local partners to identify neighborhoods and locations within them, to host the educational events. The challenge over the last few weeks has been mitigating the effects of COVID-19, not just within our own team, but with our local partners and the neighborhoods that we are planning to serve. We made the decision in late February to postpone any of the REDC events. It was a difficult decision to make, but we were being proactive with the affects of the pandemic globally, nationally and locally.
Our intent is to host these REDC events at a time where COVID-19 is no longer a hazard to the residents who still need assistance and support with their recovery, our partners and team members. Our hope is that these social distancing issues will be lifted, and our world will return to pre-virus status as soon as possible, preferrably before the 2020 hurricane season begins; when education becomes more critical to prepare and mitigate for future hazards. We will strive to host our educational events in northern Florida and nationally as soon as possible.
Until that time, please be safe, stay healthy and perform the 5-tasks while our country battles the current virus.
Yours in resilience,
Executive Director, The Elevated Studio
Dec 9, 2019
2019 December report
By Brian Baer - Executive Director
191206 - With our initial round of donations from the Accelerator, we have been able to mobilize our REDC program for hurricane Irma recovery. We have been working with our local partners to identify neighborhoods and locations within them, to host the educational events. With a desire by the communities to continue their long-term recovery efforts, we anticipate hosting the first events by the middle of the 1st quarter in 2020. The rationale behind the schedule is to get the communities past the hurricane season and the holidays. This will enable the team to mobilize the community for increased attendance, identify where the gaps in assistance are, and increase the funding capacity for the program.