Nonprofit organizations try to find a way through coronavirus crisis

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Nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity in Temecula are looking for ways to continue to help the communities they serve despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Nonprofit organizations in southwest Riverside County are accustomed to providing services to the community’s most vulnerable, working face to face and shoulder to shoulder with the people they aim to help and the volunteers that pitch in. When guidelines and stay-at-home orders were issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom, March 19, the impact of that order meant the work planned to be done by nonprofits would come to a screeching halt. “COVID-19 has, and will have, a profound impact on Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley and the entire nonprofit sector in general,” Tammy Marine, executive director for Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, said. “With postponed fundraising efforts and a community already stunned and financially impacted, this crisis has the ability to break us. “Howev
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