People all around the world are coming together on May 5, 2020 to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. By joining the #GivingTuesdayNow movement, you can help Tedford Housing continue its response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19 for our local residents who are experiencing homelessness.
While many other organizations closed or reduced their services in response to the COVID-19, Tedford Housing expanded its services. With safe community spaces closed during the day, it is essential for our adult shelter to be open 24 hours to ensure our guests have a welcoming place to be. This change has meant a lot of new logistics and unbudgeted expenses, like staffing our adult shelter 24 hours and providing three meals per day for our guests.
While all of Tedford Housing’s buildings remain closed to the public, our shelter staff is still on-site all day, every day to connect our guests to permanent housing and support services. Even while practicing extreme social distancing, our shelter case managers have been able to house people, and our supportive housing and outreach case managers continue to connect with clients via phone, text and email.
The changes we have made to our operations are in the best interest of our guests and staff. It’s been tough, but we are here for the long haul. Dedicated Tedford Housing donors and volunteers like you have stepped up to provide much-needed financial support, meals for our guests, and other donations.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Please tell your friends and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to support Tedford Housing too.
Join the #GivingTuesdayNow movement on May 5, 2020. Bookmark our donate link today: https://tedfordhousing.org/donate/. Every gift is important to us and helps us continue to operate during this challenging time. Of course, if you don’t want to wait until May 5, feel free to give today. You can also visit our event page on Facebook.
Thank you for your continued support of Tedford Housing and your dedication to ending homelessness in southern Midcoast Maine.
Rota Knott, Executive Director