During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Washington Ear has continued to provide news and information to our 5,400 listeners who are blind, have low vision, or have a physical disability that prevents them from reading print. We recognized early on the need to change our approach for the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and the greater community. Our volunteers continue to read the news for our radio broadcast and our telephone dial-in service, but they are doing so from the safety of their homes. Staff like Dial-in Program Manager, Stewart Brown, pictured below, are working from home. Our listeners have an ever-greater need for news and information as this crisis is unfolding, and we are pleased to be able to meet the need for up-to-date news on guidelines, requirements, and restrictions that affect daily lives of everyone. Listeners are reliant on our service for news regarding closures of government and schools as well as changes in transportation services and information needed for everyday living. In this crisis, the need for our services has grown as listeners rely on access to the same information as sighted residents including information and updates from local, state, and federal officials via their notices and newsletters. We are pleased to be able to continue to provide our services uninterrupted. The Board of Directors and staff are grateful for the continued support of our dedicated volunteers, individual donors, jurisdictions, and foundations who together make our mission possible. We look forward to a return to normal operations.