Safe Harbour has launched its yearly request for community support from residents, companies, and organizations in Cumberland County. Safe Harbour’s 2018-2019 Annual Campaign seeks to garner dollars and donations to sustain the non-profit organization’s mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by improving their basic life skills.
For the tenth consecutive year, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour’s Annual Campaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstanding community reputation in support of the endeavor. Tim Henry, President and CEO of F&M Trust, co-signed the social services organization’s annual appeal letter that is sent to friends, neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout Cumberland County.
“Safe Harbour works tirelessly to provide essential housing and supportive services for those individuals and families who are among the neediest in our communities,” Mr. Henry said. “Their capability to assist those children and adults relies on the outstanding support that Safe Harbour receives from its friends and neighbors each year.”
“Safe Harbour’s capacity to serve the community is extensively affected by the contributions received during our Annual Campaign,” said Troy D. Truax, chair of the Safe Harbour Board of Directors. “More than 37 percent of our organization’s annual operating budget comprises funding from individual donors, local businesses, and foundations. Without the community’s generosity, Safe Harbour would be challenged to assist those who need our services.”
To stimulate philanthropic giving, F&M Trust again will provide challenge funding to Safe Harbour based on the number of significant donations from individuals and businesses. Challenge funding includes:
In addition to monetary support, Safe Harbour has needs for its residents that assist them in creating a safe and secure place to live. A portion of the Annual Campaign features a “Linens and Things Campaign” to collect desired supplies at each of F&M Trust’s Cumberland County community offices. F&M Trust’s community office locations can be found on the bank’s Web site at www.fmtrust.bank.
In each community office lobby, there is a laundry basket display where donors can leave new items, including:
Donations of other critically needed items will be accepted, including diapers (all sizes) and personal hygiene products for adults and children, including soap, shampoo and conditioner, shaving products (for men and women), lotion, and feminine needs. Non-perishable food items also are welcomed.
F&M Trust and Safe Harbour appreciate any help provided for those who are in critical need. No donation is too small. Together, these contributions mean hope and love to those who benefit from Safe Harbour’s shelter and services.
Safe Harbour provides a continuum of housing services for homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County. Safe Harbour’s services include operating an emergency shelter for
families and single females who are in desperate need of a secure place to live and an environment to
begin getting their lives under control; a bridge housing program that helps individuals and families in
need of longer-term assistance to continue acquiring the skills necessary for independent living and a
productive life style; and single-room-occupancy (SRO) permanent housing facilities that offer housing
opportunities to single individuals who are ready for independent living, but need additional “life