We don’t have to tell you—that was a year like no other. Fifteen hundred clients needing social services and one hundred and twenty tons of food and personal health supplies distributed. And we are still at it.
Every day brings new challenges. The caseload has doubled in the past year, and how we interact with our clients has been complicated by the virus, but the mission hasn’t changed. We answer the door. It might be a hungry family with nowhere to sleep, a veteran without shoes, a battered spouse with a couple of toddlers, or a 90-year-old woman who knocked because she’s confused. It could be one of the 250 families and individuals who came to us in crisis last year. Nobody gets turned away. Not in our town.
The social strain has been enormous. Families struggle. People find themselves in hard situations nobody could have imagined. We do everything we can to get them back on their feet and self-sufficient. Twenty percent of the people in our community have been or will be helped by Fisherman’s Mark at some time, and if you should need it, we will be there for you.
Fisherman’s Mark doesn’t give people money, but we must have it to function. We target specific needs and operate economically, so a monetary donation is the best way for you to make a huge difference in people’s lives, and in your community.
Be the help that’s needed. It’s how we hold things TOGETHER.