WFW Response to the Coronavirus
As we closely monitor the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, we want to update you with Workshops for Warriors’ response. The safety and well-being of WFW students, staff, our community, and our Nation is of the utmost importance. We are unwavering in our commitment to providing veterans and transitioning service members with real career opportunities while rebuilding American manufacturing, and the need for our work has never been more apparent. The precautionary safety measures we are taking will enable us to continue our work well beyond the time this situation subsides. We are grateful for your support through it all.
What We Are Doing
Postponing and Taking Events Virtual: In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s order, we have postponed our 4th Annual Gala until further notice. Our Spring 2020 Career Fair will be held virtually on April 3, allowing prospective employers to “meet” WFW students online.
Holding Virtual Classes: The health and safety of Workshops for Warriors students is a top priority. At this time, we have implemented instructor-led online learning to allow for social distancing without disruption to our programs.
Increasing Sanitation Procedures: Workshops for Warriors is upholding the highest standards of hygiene and sanitation to protect our employees and students. We have increased routine cleanings, and have added an additional level of regular disinfecting throughout our entire facility, including WFW’s administrative offices, classrooms, and labs. Additionally, WFW staff are diligently following hand-washing, hygiene and safety protocols, and are staying home if they are sick or have any symptoms of illness.
Pausing of Volunteer Service Projects: Out of caution and concern for the generous supporters who regularly volunteer at WFW, we are temporarily halting all volunteer service projects until further notice. This will help ensure that our volunteers remain safe until this situation subsides.
Staff Safety: Workshops for Warriors is vigilantly working to protect the team who pushes our mission forward daily. We have updated work-from-home and time off policies to support staff during this challenging time.
Food Assistance: Thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Food Bank, we have been able to provide WFW students — veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and wounded warriors — with food assistance. We are beyond grateful to the San Diego Food Bank for helping us ensure that our students and their families have the resources they need, especially during this time.
How You Can Help
Our supporters make our work possible. We are grateful for your continued support. If you are in a position to help, you can sustain our mission by making a donation.