As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation continues to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website while we listen to the recommendations from Governor Wolf concerning the safety of all Pennsylvanians and his encouragement to be mindful of the amount of care and vigilance that is required to lessen the impact of this virus.
Even though we are in the Green Phase, with pull backs coming and going, the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation has chosen to continue working remotely to keep our families and friends, especially those that are high risk, safe. We have developed a working work day that involves phone calls, texts and web meetings to keep us updated and connected. We continue to be very thankful to all of the organizations are following our request for the July 31, 2020 grant proposal submission cycle. Please continue to submit your subissions via e-mail to keep our staff safe as we continue to limit our time in the office. Your understanding, patience and cooperation is very much appreciated.
We will accept grant proposal submissions until Friday, July 31, 2020 as August 1 deadline falls on a Saturday this year. We still encourage phone meeting requests, questions and/or grant submissions to be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. We also continue to ask that you please do not send any grant submissions with a signature requirement via FedEx, UPS and/or USPS as no one will be available to sign for the package.
We understand that many essential businesses are still struggling especially in regards to salaries. Our Board of Directors has discussed this situation since The Pittsburgh Foundation has gifted monies to businesses affected by COVID-19 early this year. At this time, we are not accepting grant proposal submissions asking for such help. Please keep all of your grant submissions to tangible items. For those that would normally submit for camps, please refrain from doing so at this time. If you would still like to support families and children that would attend your camp, please contact the office for other suggestions.
We encourage everyone to continue taking the necessary actions to keep you, your family and friends and the community at large, especially the elderly, women who are pregnant, babies and those with high risk to exposure (e.g. cancer patients, those with autoimmune diseases, those with heart conditions) healthy and safe. Please follow the advice of our state and local officials. Use "social distancing" by avoiding shaking hands, not standing in close proximity to individuals, not participating or hold gatherings in large groups and minimize your exposure by temporarily avoiding social gathers. And as explained by the CDC and other health experts good hygiene practices are a must. Carry hand sanitizer with you and wash your hands very well (sing "Happy Birthday" to yourself twice while using hot water and soap) when you get home.
On behalf of the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, stay safe and healthy,