A video conferencing platform called Zoom is how we have stayed connected with family, friends, and coworkers this year. And Zoom is what helped us continue to serve the community while everything shut down around us. Our CharityTracker network nearly doubled as we held weekly nonprofit town halls via Zoom to help agencies stay open and continue to meet client needs. We were also able to continue to hold our monthly Community Connections meetings using Zoom. So when we created a video to describe our experience using the theme #StrongerTogether, it seemed natural to create the video using (what else?) Zoom. It also helped us create the video while staying safe and sanitized. Our 60 second video tells a powerful story of how diverse community organizations worked together and supported each other during a global pandemic. It also shows how we discovered new ways to stay open, deliver service, and keep our community going.  We submitted our video to the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville's video grant challenge and were awarded one of their grants. Many thanks to the more than 20 organizations that are featured on this video. We did great work together in 2020. That's why we believe we really are #Stronger Together!

by Jennie Robinson

Board Secretary & ELM Administrator

“There are two ways to live your life. You can live as if nothing is a miracle. Or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein