Today we honor National Employee Appreciation Day—a day set aside, and recognized by us, to give thanks for you and the work you do. We are grateful for the passion, resiliency and impact you make each and every day, going the extra mile in support of those impacted by our mission.
This year, our thanks goes beyond the work you do for the organization, for it has also been 1 year since our world forever changed and you were told to pack up and leave the office. Not sure if, or when, you might return. Not sure what that return would look like. It has been a difficult year for all. Covid, and the horrific events of this past year have only amplified the great disparity and systemic racism that has existed in this country. The resiliency of our collective team and your work in service of our mission has been unrivaled. You have pivoted beyond what was thought possible and your unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we serve is inspiring to all.
We understand the personal toll that this change, has taken on you and your loved ones. But through it all, I have witnessed you putting your personal fears aside as you focused on serving our commonwealth. For that we are forever grateful.
In appreciation, you will be receiving a gift certificate as a small token of our appreciation. We urge you to use in support of a local restaurant or business, in hopes of continuing to invest in our community and our people.
Christine, Theresa, Karla, Susan and Deidra