Our Letter of Thanks to You
2019 has been a very special year for us as it marked our 20th year anniversary as a nonprofit. We are fortunate to be able to celebrate this unique campus model dedicated to serving our partners and community by providing a subsidized leased space that is safe, attractive and affordable. Our health and human services agencies each provide an array of much needed care to those most in need in our community. The co-location of these services makes it easily accessible for those seeking care.
We are most grateful to all of those who have continued to support our Mission. A special thanks is extended to Valley Health System, Frederick County, Clarke County and the Shockey Company who have supported us since our founding. We also appreciate the efforts of the Shenandoah Traffic Club who has chosen us as their beneficiary for five consecutive years. For the second year in a row, the Top of Virginia Building Association selected Our Health as their beneficiary for their Annual Community Block Party. As a result, the TVBA members and the Our Health board and staff teamed up to throw an amazing celebration right here on our campus GreenSpace in June of this year. Because of their efforts we hosted a great neighborhood block party and were given a donation of $8,323 by their membership. We are delighted in the many business partnerships that have resulted from this collaboration. Finally, we are thrilled to report that we were also chosen as the beneficiary for the Winchester Rotary Club’s 2020 Kaleidoscope event to be held on March 28, 2020 at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.
At our Annual Board meeting in December held at the George Washington Hotel, we celebrated our 20 years as a nonprofit and recognized the service of two of our legacy board members – Directors Emeritus John Borg and John Capehart. Thank you for serving Our Health with distinction since its inception.
We are happy to report that in 2019 we continued to be fully leased with a waiting list of nonprofit agencies interested in joining the campus as space becomes available. We currently have 23 partner agencies on the Kendall Campus providing services for more than 114,000 client visits annually and a total of 83 partners we assist throughout the northern Shenandoah Valley. In addition to providing subsidized leased space, we also serve our partners by writing and administering grants; conducting training workshops; providing free state of the art conference room space; assisting with the recruitment and placement of volunteers through our Volunteer Action Center; offering IT assistance and financial management; and, assisting with public relations, advertising and marketing. We are committed to excellence in developing strong nonprofits, and we work very hard to match our strengths to their needs.
We are honored to serve our partners and this community to address the health and well-being of those most in need throughout 2019 and beyond. We believe our story of service is a worthy one and we thank you for all you have done and continue to do to support our efforts. We would love to take you on a tour of the campus and let you see first-hand the amazing services provided. Call our office to arrange an individual or group tour.
We wish you and yours a most happy, healthy 2020.
Don Butler Sharen E. Gromling