Safe Harbour has launched its annual campaign to sustain the nonprofit organization’s mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families.
For the 10th consecutive year, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of the annual campaign. Tim Henry, president and CEO of F&M Trust, co-signed the 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,” 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.”
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 $1,000 that F&M Trust has pledged to the campaign and an additional $2,000 to the Annual Campaign when 25 individuals or companies pledge to contribute $1,000 or more, including pledges to be made by monthly installments via credit card.
A portion of the campaign features a “Linens and Things Campaign” to collect supplies at each of F&M Trust’s Cumberland County offices. F&M Trust’s community office locations can be found on the bank’s website at www.fmtrust.bank. By donating at their favorite branch, customers can help that office in a competition among all offices to encourage the most donations according to a value assigned by Safe Harbour.
In each community office lobby, there is a laundry basket display where donors can leave new items, including pillows, pillow cases, sheets, blankets, towels and washcloths, mattress covers and mattress pads for twin and full size mattresses.
Also accepted will be donations of other items, such as diapers and personal hygiene products for adults and children, including soap, shampoo and conditioner, shaving products for men and women, lotion and feminine needs. Nonperishable food items also are welcomed.