I personally never thought I’d be writing a fundraising appeal in the middle of a world crisis. And yet, here we are. And because you and I know that the world, and our community, is better together, I felt the importance of reaching out to you.
How are you? Are you doing okay? We’re thinking of you!
As a donor, you are probably wondering what NMIC is doing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is exactly why I am reaching out to you today.
We are still serving our clients. We’ve moved our existing services online, so we’re offering classes through zoom, counseling by WhatsApp, and many of our other services using whatever technology is most accessible to our clients. We are also keeping our community informed through our social media pages and are about to launch a hotline to ensure people can get direct access to our services by phone.
We are continually watching for official updates. Whether it is from Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, or the CDC, we are staying on top of the information coming to us and abiding by their orders. Once we receive the information, our staff is evaluating what it means for clients, staff, volunteers, and the community; and creating or adjusting plans as quickly possible.
We will be here when this is all over. Like you, we aren’t sure what the full impact is going to be on our community, but we do know this – we will be needed now more than ever before.
Rest assured; your gifts continue to work during this time of uncertainty.
Until we see each other again, please take care of yourself, your families, and your friends.