“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”
These words have guided The Bridge Fund throughout our eight-year history, but never before have they carried such a sense of urgency. The coronavirus pandemic–and its economic consequences—are creating unprecedented hardships. Those most at risk have experienced layoffs, along with closed schools and daycare facilities, causing an immediate need for food and other basics required for day-to-day survival.
Unfortunately, TBF’s partner agencies can’t effectively respond while their resources are stressed, if not depleted. They need help maintaining food pantries and meal programs as their donations lag and demands dramatically increase. In addition, those in need may also require medicine, assistance with temporary housing emergencies, or diapers and hygiene products.
“When the need is there, so is the Bridge Fund Family”
Moved by the serious challenges affecting so many, members of TBF family, Sandy and Vince Lovelle and Barb and Fred Sutherland, are determined to make a difference, and hope to inspire you to join them. They have generously offered to match donations to TBF between now and May 31, up to a total of $50,000. Recognizing the compassionate spirit of our community, we are confident that we can meet our goal.
If you have already made a contribution to TBF in response to this multilayered crisis, we thank you. If you wish to help, now is your opportunity to make a real impact. Click here to participate.
Together, we can ensure that our neighbors in need will be able to weather these difficult times. Please join us in this effort!
The Bridge Fund Board of Directors
Mike Beebe, Tom Crowley, Beverly Haas, Jim Herald, Aileen Kevane,
Ann Soper, Bob Taylor, Noreen Thomas, Jay Trucks