“ ‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’ ” –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
During these challenging times we are so incredibly grateful to you, our friends near and far, for doing your part to support your community in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. By staying home we are allowing our essential workers to be out there, and keeping them safe. Our local healthcare, grocery, restaurant, construction and other essential workers are out there on the frontlines doing everything they can to keep us healthy and moving forward. We thank them every day! This is what makes our Vail Valley so special, our strong community! Keep it up everyone!
As we continue to practice social distancing, please know you are not alone. We are here for you! In this letter, you will find some helpful resources regarding your mortgage, local social distancing tips, and a great resource from Vail Behavioral Health. These are trying times, and everyone needs help in one way or another.
We hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy. Thank you for being part of our Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate family.
Stay safe, stay well, #STAYHOME,
Didi & Andy
With the passing of the CARES Act last month, many homeowners are exploring the options offered by their lender make it through these trying times. To explore your options, visit: Consumerfinance.gov This page will help you navigate your current situation, who to call, and what information you’ll need for that call. We are here to help with this as well. Reach out anytime!
LOCAL WAYS TO HELP:
– Masks Our Valley has a need for face masks. Visit this page from Vail Health Foundation for ways you can help! https://vailhealthfoundation.org/news/community-rallying-to-make-masks-for-workers-on-the-front-lines/
– Order Take Out and purchase gift certificates to use in the future The Vail Valley Partnership has been updating their lists of local businesses that are still operating. Find that list here, and support every business you can! https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/03/businesses-that-are-open-in-eagle-county/
– Clean your local trails! We are all getting out for more early-spring hikes and walks these days. Do your part by picking up the trash you see, or clearing debris from trails that need it.
– Organize neighborhood social distancing activities. Did you see shamrocks, rainbows, hearts and teddy bears displayed at your neighboring homes during these first few weeks of social distancing? Organizing “hidden messages” in your neighborhood through emails, Facebook groups etc is a great way to get the family outside and “hunting” for those objects! Our kids have loved what our neighborhood has done. For more ideas on what to do during social distancing, visit: https://www.vailhealth.org/covid-19/social-distancing
EAGLE VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH :
Eagle Valley Behavioral Health has created a special section with resources to support your mental health and well-being during this difficult time. Find a therapist offering telehealth, upcoming online events to help you connect to the community, and resources on how to calm anxiety and build resilience. Also, watch a video of Dr. Casey Wolfington addressing COVID-19’s impact on our behavioral health. Visit resource page
Other Local Resources for Coronavirus Covid-19 :
|•||Get the latest information on COVID-19 in our community: ecemergency.org|
|•||Eagle County Facebook Page, One Valley Voice: https://www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice/|
|•||Find a local behavioral health therapist: eaglevalleybh.org/find-a-therapist|
|•||Learn more about the importance of social distancing: vailhealth.org/ProtectOurValley|
|•||Find food assistance through Vail Valley Salvation Army & The Community Market|