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Safe Harbour’s Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus & Immediate Needs

New Procedures 

Because of the many concerns regarding the continuing spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Safe Harbour implemented a precautionary measure out of an abundance of caution.
Safe Harbour is limiting access to the James Wilson Facility to residents, Safe Harbour staff, and essential visitors ONLY. Essential visitors include caseworkers, medical staff, and County Housing Authority staff. Essential visitors will be required to sign-in at the Front Desk and show appropriate photo identification, as usual.

This means that ALL non-essential visitors, as well as volunteers, will be prohibited from entering the building. Exceptions may be made by request to the Client Services staff. Permission for visitors will be granted ONLY in the case of exceptional or critical needs.  The visitor restrictions will remain in place until at least March 30, 2020. Safe Harbour will reevaluate circumstances at that time.

Cancelled Event

Safe Harbour also made the difficult decision to postpone April 2nd’s Sip-N-Savour event.

We are appreciative of the continued support and understanding from the community. This decision aligns with the announced gathering protocols as our priority is the safety of everyone involved with any of our events. Further information will be sent out as it becomes available via our website and our social media channels.  All ticket sales made prior to the event will be honored at the rescheduled date.

Donations Update

Donations from the community are welcome and appreciated. To follow social distancing protocols, please notify Safe Harbour of your intent to make a donation; we can then set up a time to retrieve your donation from the front of our 102 West High Street building. Simply call to set a time, drop your donation at the front door and staff will bring it inside for distribution to our residents.

Our immediate needs include:

  • Packed Lunches/Dinners-grab and go foods
  • Fresh fruit
  • Non-perishable foods, microwavable meals-soup, tuna, chili, stew, etc.
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disinfecting cleaners for floors, counters, etc.
  • Paper towels
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray

Monetary Donations

Due to the cancellation of our upcoming special find raising event and increased demands on resources for residents, monetary donations are also needed.

Follow this link on this website to make a secure donation that will allow us to purchase needed items: https://safeharbour.org/support

Match Madness Continues

Now, more than ever, the funds from our participation in The Partnership for Better Helth’s Match Madness will be crucial to Safe Harbour.

The purpose of Match Madness is to provide organizations with a special spring fundraising opportunity during the month of March 2020.

Thanks to the Partnership for Better Health, M&T Bank, and The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, 100% of the designated funds will come to Safe Harbour in support of our efforts to provide housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families.

The first $1,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar and we will share part of an $80,000 stretch pool, it’s an easy way to maximize your gift.

If donating by Credit Card visit: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/shareMatch

Please specify Safe Harbour to receive the gift.

Or by mailing a check directly to the Partnership for Better Health (274 Wilson St. Carlisle PA 17013).

Be sure to designate your gift to Safe Harbour in the memo line.

Donations need to be made by March 31, Safe Harbour will receive your gift by Mid-April.

For questions on any of Safe Harbour’s needs at this unprecedented time, contact Director of Development and Communications, Barrie Ann George at [email protected]
Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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