Even though our 2020 Vision for the Future fundraising campaign was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, donors like you have enabled us still to raise a significant amount of money towards our goal—more than we thought possible under such challenging circumstances. And while there is a lot of work ahead, we want to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude. In a year when we all need something to celebrate, we want to celebrate all that your generosity makes possible here at Gemeinschaft Home.
We have already accomplished two of the fundraising goals—a therapy garden space on property behind the main house and a workout room for residents at Gemeinschaft Home. In addition, thanks to your support and great partnerships with area organizations and agencies, we have raised more than half of the projected start-up costs for our most ambitious goal—establishing a residential program for local women who need the services Gemeinschaft Home has to offer. In fact, just this month we have identified an available house in downtown Harrisonburg to establish the new program for women (starting with up to 4 individuals) in early 2021.
Because there is still more work to be done on our campaign, as we seek to gather more financial support for the women’s residential program, to hire a licensed counselor to work on property, serving all our programs, and to upgrade the HVAC system in the main house at Gemeinschaft Home, we are extending our 2020 Vision for the Future fundraising campaign for an additional year—the Gemeinschaft Home 2020 + 1 Fundraising Campaign—to continue our work building a better and healthier community. The campaign will now end on December 31, 2021.