Dear Kahtoola Family,
We at Kahtoola want to reach out to all of our friends in the outdoor community and beyond to communicate our support for everyone’s collective efforts to get through this pandemic together. The health of our families, associates and customers is our top priority. Like many other businesses, we are implementing operational changes and following recommendations to do our part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Currently, our headquarters remains open and ready to ship so that we support the dealers and customers who rely on us, but we are also giving our associates the ability to work from home, as well as closely monitoring any changes that may require us to take further action.
Locally, as businesses close indefinitely, we are redirecting some of our resources to help our Flagstaff community and those more severely impacted. We’ve found that our local food bank is in fairly urgent need of sandwich materials for “to-go” meals in an attempt to avoid larger groups. We recently gathered those supplies and delivered them so kids and other members of our community could enjoy a meal. These are only first steps in supporting our community, and as things progress, we plan to stay on the ready for any local support we can provide, and encourage others to do the same.
Our belief in the positive characteristics of people is what drives our business. We want to continue to engage our community and band together because we feel strongly that when our basic needs are met, we have a responsibility to add to the collective needs of others in whatever ways we can. We are figuring this out day-by-day, just like the rest of you. Please share ways you’ve found to offer support so we can build on one another’s ideas and be effective in our efforts. We’re confident that we’ll all get through this, and the best way to do that is together. Be well. Stay positive. And if you can, get outside!
— Danny Giovale, Kahtoola Founder & Owner