Come Join us on May 24, 2021 at Sunnyside Country Club for a Safe and Fun Event that benefits our Frontline Workers
Have you heard someone say "I am so over Covid" or "I am done with this pandemic"? We all have. In fact, it's a phenomenon known as Covid fatigue or Pandemic fatigue and it is a mental health issue that occurs when something we expected to be a short-lived problem is not and we now have to cope with the fact that this is a more chronic problem than most of us expected. We have changed our daily routines, used terrible smelling hand sanitizers, wore masks, socially distanced and all the while we thought...this will all be over in a few months. Unfortunately, this is not the reality and frontline workers will ultimately pay the price for our pandemic fatigue. It is important to realize that if we let this mental exhaustion get the better of us, we are impacting others as well.
So - why golf? Studies show that maintaining mental health during a pandemic is just as important as maintaining physical health. One way of maintaining our mental health is by doing our best to participate in normal activities in a safe manner. Getting outside and doing physical activities is also a great way to maintain a positive outlook. And lastly, socializing while maintaining healthy distances is yet another way of staying positive. Golfing encompasses all 3 of these important facets of maintaining our mental health during this worldwide pandemic.
As we all grow tired of the Covid-19 virus, it is even more important to be diligent about our mental and physical health and our frontline workers and their families will thank us for it! For more information and support, please read this fantastic article:
Right now our healthcare workers, who were once championed as heroes during this pandemic, are being hit especially hard by the economic fallout. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff have been laid off, furloughed or had their pay cut due to the economic strain the pandemic has caused. ECHO in the Valley, INC will be allocating funds raised during our events and on our website store to various "colleague assistance" or "frontline assistance" efforts.
Hospitals in the area are affiliated with foundations that are charged with raising funds through grants and other donation avenues. These foundations have set up application processes for their applicable workforce in order to receive assistance during these difficult times. The applications are thorough and are vetted by the Leadership at the hospital.
Examples of the various applications for relief are:
1) They can apply for funds for childcare, so that they can go to work and help our community through this pandemic
2) They can apply for financial assistance in order to pay rent, mortgage
3) They can apply for financial assistance to buy groceries
These are just some examples of what your donations will cover for our frontline workers. Thank you for your generosity, your kindness and your time!
Our amazing Board of Directors and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
Seeing an urgent need to be able to have safe, reliable fundraising events, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. Thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community, we were able to start ECHO in the Valley(Engaged Communities Have Opportunities). We are excited to begin this journey with you!
We focus on making the maximum positive impact in our community. Our mission is to support local foundations and other philanthropies through our own fundraising efforts. Since we are a small team, we can pivot to the urgent needs in the community quickly, and fund those needs through foundations and philanthropies with larger internal infrastructures.
Learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!