Community, Health, and Safety First

March 17, 2020 — Sun Tribe

Right now, all of us here in Virginia – and throughout the world – are thinking about the way COVID-19 is impacting our lives. We are all focused on keeping our families safe, educating our communities, and doing our best to prepare for uncertainty. We understand most people are probably not thinking much about solar.

Here’s the truth: at Sun Tribe, we’re proud of the work that we do, and that we’re the leading provider of on-site public sector renewable energy in Virginia. But we take even more pride in being good people, partners, and neighbors. And we want to make sure we’re doing all we can to support and strengthen our communities.

That’s why over the next few weeks, many members of our team are redirecting efforts towards community service and support, including assisting with meal delivery, stocking goods at local food banks, and spreading the word on social media about programs that are underway and need more support.

Community is essential, but Health and Safety always come first at Sun Tribe, so our goal will be to do this work while keeping up with best public health practices and doing our part to “flatten the curve.”

Our team will be largely working remotely and following all of the latest recommendations from experts to support important measures like social distancing. Yet we’re mindful of the fact that there are vulnerable members of our communities who need our help now more than ever and that it’s possible to support them in responsible ways. Below is a list of organizations engaged in that effort.

In the meantime, we’re always glad to talk about solar. But we know that for many of the partners we serve – whether it’s school systems, local governments, or leading businesses – they’re focused on the day-to-day needs of their communities outside of energy. And we remain committed to supporting their efforts as we all adapt to challenging times.

 

How You Can Help:

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS)

Albemarle County Public Schools

Arlington Public Schools

A-SPAN

Augusta County Public Schools

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (through JustServe)

Charles City County Public Schools

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Chesapeake Public Schools

Chesterfield Food Bank

Circles RVA

Community Foundation, Harrison-Rockingham

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

CVille Community Care Team: Form Requesting Material Support

Fairfax County Public Schools

Feeding Southwest Virginia

Foodbank of Southeast Virginia and the Eastern Shore

Fluvanna County Public Schools

Goochland Pet Lovers

HandsOn Greater Richmond

Hampton Roads Chamber – Support for Local Businesses

Hanover County Parks & Recreation (through HandsOn Greater Richmond)

Hanover County Public Schools

Heartland Hospice (through HandsOn Greater Richmond)

Henrico County Public Schools

King William County Public Schools

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Louisa County AARP

Louisa County Public Schools

Louisa County Resource Council

Middlesex County Public Schools

Newport News County Public Schools

Northern Virginia Family Service

Northumberland County Public Schools

Prince William County Public Schools

Powhatan County Public Schools

Shelter For Help In Emergency

Shenandoah County Public Schools

Support CVille

The Haven

United Way of Greater Charlottesville

United Way of South Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Volunteer Arlington

Westmoreland County Public Schools