As you know, the world has changed significantly since I last wrote to you. Even though we’re living through extraordinary days, I’m comforted by the hard work iTeams has achieved with our partners to streamline operations to better serve communities in need. Over the course of 2019, our programs shifted to better fit our vision for a community-led model, which is more important now than ever.
Right now, local leaders around the world partnered with iTeams are not only in the best position to help their communities during regular day-to-day operations, but also in extreme circumstances like the pandemic. In a crisis like this, these leaders know their own communities and are more familiar with their needs than anyone.
Today, every Impact Program is responding to the crisis as quickly and effectively as they can. These programs are crucial to both fighting and stopping the spread of the coronavirus in vulnerable regions of the world. Their work continues to be vital to keeping at-risk communities healthy and safe.
Luckily, our structure means we don't have to be physically present to help these programs continue to aid people in need. Not only do we look forward to continuing to equip them from a distance, but also we remain committed to adding velocity to their essential work throughout 2020.
We’re incredibly grateful for your support during these difficult days, and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well.
Neil Ostrander, CEO