2020 was full of unprecedented challenges, but we made it! I hope you'll take a look at what we accomplished in our 2020 Annual Report.
First and foremost, I want to thank our community: our donors, whose generosity supported us through the darkest part of the pandemic; our staff, who persevered like never before and achieved amazing results by any year's standards; our Board, who steered the ship through the storm; our funders, who gave us strength and resources to respond to the crisis; our partners, who banded together in a collaborative effort to keep people safe; and last but most certainly not least, our residents, who entrusted us with their homes and who showed incredible resilience despite all the trauma of the pandemic.
Now that we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we also want to take a beat and celebrate the hard work and successes we had along the way. We welcomed new families to ACCT, created new programs, and built new permanently affordable properties. One particular hard-earned lesson of the pandemic kept us going: you can't "Stay Home, Stay Safe" if you don't have a home. We made sure vulnerable Vermonters were able to move into and stay safely in their homes.
So from all of us at ACCT, thank you for making "Stay Home, Stay Safe" a reality for over 750 residents of Addison County this year.