D.C. Nonprofits, Already Strained, Are Bracing For Less Bountiful Holiday Season | DCist

November 19, 2020
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On November 19, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, How COVID-19 is affecting nonprofits in the D.C. area, was cited by DCist:

Before the pandemic, Rebuilding Together relied largely on volunteers — more than 1,000 each year — to do basic home repairs like fixing smoke alarms and installing safety grab bars for individuals with a fall risk. But now, the organization solely hires contractors out of concern for volunteer safety. That’s an extra financial burden many nonprofits in the region are now contending with; in a survey of nearly 260 local nonprofits, the D.C. Policy Center found that half had reduced their volunteer rolls or fully canceled their volunteer programs.

Read more: D.C. Nonprofits, Already Strained, Are Bracing For Less Bountiful Holiday Season | DCist

Related: How COVID-19 is affecting nonprofits in the D.C. area | D.C. Policy Center

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