Technology has changed our lives in so many ways, from health and medicine to transportation to quality of life and more. But one of the main areas of our lives where technological advancements play a large role during times of crisis is in communication. Social media has helped us coordinate relief efforts, to share information and, in the case of Luke Stevenson, to bring us all closer together and to entertain us.
One thing that has been clear through the recent weeks and months of uncertainty is the resolve of the greater Tahoe community to work together and for those who have been fortunate enough to weather the storm to help their neighbors who have not been as lucky. A number of grants, loans and funds have been developed or directed toward providing financial assistance to businesses, families and individuals in need, and one of these resources is the Resilience Fund.
One of the themes that we’ve seen played out over and over in the Tahoe area during the COVID-19 emergency is that of unity. Community members from all corners of the region have pulled together to help businesses, families and individuals make it through the hardships brought on by the pandemic.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Incline Village has pulled together to support its community members who have been hardest hit. Among the efforts to help the business community survive the crisis is the Incline Rotary Clubs Angel Business Grant Fund. This program is designed to assist local businesses that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic with grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
One reason that the COVID-19 pandemic has been so devastating is that it causes hardships across the community. The efforts being made to maintain and protect people’s health have impacted the economy and the business sector, which in turn exacerbates the situation of anyone struggling to put enough food on the plate for their families or themselves.
Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) prepares for a carefully phased re-opening of hospitals, clinics and outpatient services in Truckee, Incline Village and Tahoe City.