Gunnison County is facing its most severe health and economic crisis of the last 100 years. Without significant assistance, many local businesses will fail. Shops on our main streets will be boarded up, unemployment will soar, the local economy will be depressed for years and our communities will begin to die. A very rough estimate that I did indicates that income in the County is declining by $5 million to $20 million per month.
This is a message to our community. The people, the families, the individuals, the businesses and organizations, the soul of this special place we call home. We will overcome this. We know that people are scared, we are all scared. But we cannot let that fear overwhelm us. We cannot let that fear cause inaction. We cannot let that fear make us lose compassion and caring.