We have seen the increasing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic unfold over the last few weeks and the terrible effects it is having on the health of individuals and our economy. Our prayers are with all those affected so far and for our nation as we take social distancing measures to minimize the impact over the coming weeks and months.
We want to assure you that we will do everything we can to continue supporting our clients who are some of the most vulnerable in society throughout this difficult period. Our primary concern during this season is the health and safety of all our staff, clients, supporters, and volunteers. We believe that this needs to be taken seriously. As such, we have decided to have our staff work remotely until further notice. The daily operations of CAP will continue to function as usual with a few accommodations. We will still be monitoring our phones, however, we ask that if you cannot reach us, to please leave us a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If possible, we ask you to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most importantly, our clients will continue to receive our debt-help services and support during this time. We ask you to please pray for our incredible clients during this difficult season. Social distancing is challenging for all of us, but this presents even more challenges for our clients who may not be able to access various supports at this time.
We have an incredible network of partner churches with frontline staff and volunteers that are working with their own church communities to implement measures on dealing with this pandemic. We have been and will continue to be in contact with our partnering churches to ensure the health and safety of all staff, clients, supporters and volunteers.
Next week we will hold a week of prayer in response to this and we invite you to join with us. Please pay attention to our social media pages so you can be best informed how to pray for our clients and what you can do to get involved. As Christians, we stand firm in the hope of Christ and know that God is in control and we can rest in His peace during this season of uncertainty.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Chief Executive Officer
Christians Against Poverty Canada