The words I’m setting down here are meant to grab the attention of every person who works for Heart of Gold – across the board.
Your job title and responsibilities, whether you are in the field or in the office, don’t matter.
I’ll tell you why.
Each of you, every single one of you, by doing the very job you do, is an important part of Heart of Gold’s structure and foundation and because of this, men and women can live at home.
What greater service than working in a field that works its tail off to make sure people can live at home.
To lose your home, to lose your ability to live at home, is losing part of your heart and soul. There are men and women living at home today, because each of you is in the mix, doing the work you do.
I do not say these words to you because I think each of you needs to hear them. I say these words to you because each of you deserves to hear them.
On a personal note. Many years ago, when I was a teen, I lived in the street. The word “homeless” had not arrived in the common vernacular. I’ve never been homeless since.
Knowing there are people like you and companies like Heart of Gold, reassures me that I’ll likely not be homeless again. While the work you do is not easy, sometimes demanding, and frequently taken for granted, it is, in fact, essential work, and your effort makes a difference. I would like to take a moment and say, “Thank you.”