So much has changed in a just a few short weeks.
The priority of this war against the COVID-19 virus remains saving lives, containing the spread and flattening the curve. Yet, we’re now beginning to witness the toll this health and financial crisis is taking on our sense of wellbeing. We need outlets.
That’s why the Cibolo staff has shifted its work to keep the Nature Center free, open and maintained as a safe place to access the outdoors, even as many public spaces are closed. They also have transitioned the Farmers Market to an online/curbside model
to provide fresh food for you and keep our local farmers and vendors in business. Saturday, the staff and volunteers were delivering goods directly to cars in the pouring rain!
And now the Cibolo needs your help. At a minimum, we are anticipating a $100,000 shortfall in our budget due to the impact of COVID-19. Fortunately, our leadership has taken all necessary steps from making drastic budget cuts, to layoffs and voluntary pay cuts to mitigate this deficit, to reaching out to all our traditional funders and taking advantage of the payroll loan forgiveness application in the CARES Act.
As you consider the importance of nature for our community at this time, will you help keep the Cibolo whole by making a gift
this week? Your generosity helps the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm continue its programming on the ground and virtually as families and individuals are more isolated than ever?
This is a difficult time for so many in our community. No longer can we take for granted the chance to go to parks, walk the trails of the beautiful Cibolo, take a deep breath of its fresh air, appreciate the wildflowers, and feel a calm and peace that nurtures us. We all look forward to a time when we can do this again as a community, and hopefully that day will come soon. Thank you for considering support of our beloved Cibolo.
Stay safe and take care,
President, Board of Directors