Message from Our CEO – February 2021
A year ago, today, we had no idea what we were in for in 2020, despite the global pandemic that was already in its development phase. In the past eleven months, we have learned a great deal about ourselves, our families, our friends and our co-workers.
It was a year of great loss with COVID-19 deaths. The economic challenges are well documented, as are the risks taken daily by our health care workers, grocery store employees, first responders and other essential workers. On behalf of EnviroVac, we continue to thank everyone who has helped to keep us healthy and fed. There are other heroes to mention as well, including the parents of children who juggled and continue to juggle home schooling and work.
In a year in which many were denied the opportunity to work, we were reminded that work itself is very essential. Getting our economy back on track must be a top priority in 2021, and as vaccines hopefully see a broader distribution in the months to come.
Along with the unique problems relating to the pandemic, it was a year in which racial disparities moved front and center into the spotlight in new ways. While protests and government’s failure to provide equitable resources is part of a much broader story.
Again, while 2020 provided us with momentous challenges, we believe good things are on the horizon. As we emerge from the dark hours of 2020, we firmly believe brighter days lie ahead for our families, for EnviroVac and for our customers.
It is the work of intellect to use what we have learned this past year, including the power of adaptability and resiliency exercised in 2020, to be our very best. We must do well and use the opportunities available to us to make a difference for ourselves, for those around us and for collaborating with our customers.
Most of us are happy to have 2020 in our rearview mirror, but honestly, many of its challenges, are going to continue to be a part of the narrative for 2021.
As we move forward, let’s bring with us the biggest lesson learned from last year: we can achieve incredible feats when we work together! You answered our call for help time and time again, and it is this unwavering support that keeps EnviroVac going. Remember too, as opportunities to be a part of the solution present themselves in 2021, we implore you to act upon them because there is still a great deal left to do.
Let’s be hopeful for 2021. Let’s be joyful that we are entering a new year. Thank you for being a part of it.
Be Healthy and Be Safe!
R. Kevin Jackson