For the past 11 years, I have had a remarkable (read: life-affirming) experience during the first week of June that you have been a part of...and I am repeating it this year in REAL-TIME after 2 years of virtual!
The impact will be audacious during these still difficult times for at-risk populations: My team has set a goal to raise $75,000 which will be able to provide 12 months of safe housing for 5 families! A home (not a shelter) where they can have a secure place and address (needed for everything from job applications to benefit verification to a safe place for medication.) And, the counseling support to help them in the transistion.
Over the years during camp meetings, I have heard many stories of individuals whose lives had changed because of the support you gave to them. To date, with your help, I have raised over $340,000 in 11 years! I have been moved and motivated to keep going by having the chance to have this kind of impact and I want us to do it again.
My big AHA while fundraising over the years? Many people felt that their donation (in any amount) would not make a big impact. False. While I had some exceptionally generous donors last year, if I were to take them out, by average donation was around $65! Every dollar gets us closer to helping someone turn their life around!
But, with your help, I can do it again and be a part of the World's biggest AIDS Fundraising effort still.
All my appreciation..stay healty and stay hopeful!