Hello Gear Up Community

In our collective efforts to flatten the curve of the virus, protect our community, tenants, staff and all of you, we here at Gear Up have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Gear Up for Housing ride. We’re paying close attention to what our public health professionals are telling us in the hope of doing our ride sometime in the fall. We’ll definitely keep you posted. Whether we do the ride or not, please keep us in mind for a portion of your charitable giving in 2020.

Some good news: our 22 new homes at our Leonard Ave building are progressing towards completion. Construction is in the finishing trades stage and, as such, we’re able to ensure that workers are able to maintain physical distancing and adhere to good sanitization protocols. Ultimately, it’s because of your support that we will be welcoming new tenants by the end of May. We are so grateful.

St. Clare’s is also focused on keeping our existing tenants safely housed. We are strongly encouraging tenants and staff to stay at home. We continue to do critical maintenance and have invoked new sanitization procedures in all our buildings. Most importantly, we are working with tenants who find themselves in financial distress to make a plan to keep them housed. That’s why we exist.

In times like these, we all need support to stay safe and healthy, not only physically but also mentally. Here’s a resource that we’d like to pass along to assist in coping with COVID-19. Please feel free to share it.

Thank you for your continued support and we wish you well in the time to come.

Jim, Andrea and Pascal