Dear Friends and Loyal Supporters,
In this unprecedented time of uncertainty, we are simply overwhelmed by the number of community stakeholders and loyal supporters that have reached out with concern for the well-being of Safe Harbor and the children and families we serve. While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a great deal of change, if any group of individuals is prepared to keep children and families safe in such times, it is Safe Harbor.
We are prepared because of your generous past support and we are forever grateful. Because of you, we have created systems over the years that allow us to be ready for whatever may come. More importantly, we have the most dedicated group of professional staff I have ever known. I have no doubt that we are ready for the challenge and I can’t think of any other group of people I would rather work with to meet this new and unfamiliar challenge. As you can imagine, our highest priority is the safety, health and welfare of our children. We are consulting daily with our state public health agencies and the CDC, who provide guidance, as we monitor the spread of COVID-19.
History has proven, during times of crisis, that families experience a heightened level of vulnerability, often leading to a breakdown of the family unit resulting in higher incidence of child abuse, neglect and homelessness. As a result, we are preparing for an unprecedented increase in the demand for our services across all seven program areas.
Though the spring is traditionally a significant fundraising period for our organization, we have made the careful decision to postpone fundraising efforts until the community and our donors are able to regain clarity and stability before asking for a gift. We feel it is the right thing to do. Thus, when the time is right for you and your family, we hope you will consider a contribution to Safe Harbor.
In the meantime, while we are confident our community and organization will make it through these trying times even stronger, we know we will need your continued support and engagement more than ever. As a result, in the weeks and months ahead, we welcome and invite you to further your engagement with Safe Harbor. Through sharing your time and energy, professional talent and wisdom, or volunteering in a meaningful way, you can help ensure children and families in our community are able to reach their greatest potential. Please take the time to complete the online interest form. We want to hear from you.
We will continue to keep you informed regarding our progress in serving children and youth affected by child abuse, neglect, and homelessness in our community. We hope you and yours remain well and safe.
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