We have all been through a lot of changes these past few weeks. COVID-19 has disturbed all of our regular lives and has left many of us thinking and re-thinking, "What is the appropriate response?"
There are a multitude of answers to that question. We may fluctuate between responding with trepidation, anger, and exhaustion, but it's important to highlight that our communities are rising to the challenges and responding with compassion. Our brave healthcare workers and first responders are at the forefront, working tirelessly to keep us safe. Our amazing essential workers are keeping us fed and continuing to provide our infrastructure and utility needs. For those of us who can, out of care for the neighbors we know and the neighbors we do not, we are staying home and finding adaptive strategies for work, education, and family care, in an effort to mitigate the spread of this unknown enemy and to "flatten the curve."
This is not easy for anyone and we know a lot of people are struggling. Our hope at the Kentucky Resources Council is that we all continue to practice compassion and resilience. Let us maintain the hope and strength, and faith in each other, needed to overcome this. Let us continue to regularly checking in on our neighbors, and supporting those who are leading us through troubled waters.
We wish for good health for our entire KRC family. We know KRC members have always been dedicated to advocating for healthy communities and we are confident our membership will continue to do so.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us during this difficult time. The office is closed, but we are still here, working remotely, to provide legal assistance on environmental, energy, and environmental health issues, just like we have been for 36 years!