March 15, 2020
Dear Valued Members and JAAC Supporters,
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has touched virtually all corners of our lives and JAAC recognizes the importance of following the directives and precautionary measures that have been adopted. Therefore, the Executive Board have made the difficult decision to postpone or cancel all fundraising events scheduled for the rest of the month and April, as well as our mission trip to Jamaica. Following is a list of the affected events:
- Celebrity Golf Tournament – March 21, 2020
- NAJASO/JAAC Read Across America – March 23, 2020
- Play “From a Yaadie to a Yankee” – March 28, 2020
- Caribbean Spring Brunch – April 26, 2020
- Mission Trip 2020 – June 7 – 12, 2020
Regarding our mission trip, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Jamaica issued a directive postponing all medical missions for the next few months. Therefore, our Executive Board was forced to cancel our upcoming mission trip.
Your Board is currently working on ensuring that we minimize the impact this pandemic has on our fundraising efforts and will be rolling out fundraising activities that are in line with the current social distancing measures. We have decided to continue with the raffle that was planned for the Spring Brunch. The drawing will take place on April 26, 2020 so please continue to sell and buy these tickets.
The health and wellness of you, our members, your families, and all of our supporters is our top priority so we ask that you stay informed about the information being provided by the health agencies so we can do our part in helping to stop the further spread of COVID-19.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.