There is a single word that serves as a fitting representation of 2020: resilience. From a global health pandemic, racial injustice, business closures, and home-schooling our children, we will feel the impact of this year for decades to come. But this test of our resilience has shaped our humanity, culture, and businesses in a very new way.
Our ability as a community to adapt, innovate, and grow on so many levels has been extraordinary: healthcare and grocery store workers risked their health to serve others; our neighbors took action to support Black Lives Matter; shoppers followed in-store CDC safety guidelines in support of small businesses; and some of us pivoted to online sales, take-out, and curbside pick up to keep afloat.
This year has demonstrated our humanity, determination, and empathy. I saw the best from our Lansdowne businesses, community, customers, family, and friends when faced with the very worst. Our community came together like never before, helping each other tackle the struggles of being on lockdown, getting to the market, and sharing food and supplies to support families in need.
As we approach the new year with still not much of an end in sight, Lansdowne businesses and professionals are hopeful and doing all we can to keep providing Lansdowne and others our best.
Let's take a look at how 2020 has shaped us. Here is a snapshot.