The days are becoming longer and warmer. Flowers are in bloom and bursting with color.  These are all harbingers of brighter days to come and I promise you, our Surrey community is on the cusp of brighter days ahead.

Every day, more individuals in our community who are fully vaccinated or have begun the process.  Our team is working non-stop to schedule these vaccine appointments. Fully vaccinated Surrey volunteers are returning to drive folks to their appointments, help answer incoming phone calls, make friendly phone calls, lead our virtual programs, and distribute meals. All these efforts have put us on the path to reopening.  However, we are not quite there yet.

Plans are in place

Rest assured, we have put plans into place for a slow and safe hybrid opening.  Currently, the virus and variants still exist. Your safety and that of our staff, many of whom are not fully vaccinated yet, is paramount and that remains our number one consideration in our reopening plans.

I thank you for your patience, resilience and understanding.  I salute our Surrey staff who have remained committed to you and to our mission, and who have worked countless extra hours this past year to ensure that we best meet your needs and address your concerns. Their dedication is overwhelming.   

We can’t wait to open our doors

We have been on an unprecedented journey together this past year. Some days I feel like it has been one step forward and two steps back and maybe you do too, but in so many ways, Surrey has thrived and led because you have been by our side.   As we begin the challenge of reopening, I thank you for your continued support and understanding. I welcome your ideas, comments and concerns and invite you to share them with me.   It is an understatement to say, we can’t wait to open our doors and  welcome you back as we being to reopen this spring/ summer. 

Jill Whitcomb
Surrey Interim President and CEO