—- Annual Report
Our Letter of Thanks to You —-
As we all know, 2020 has been a difficult year for our community, country and the world. In spite of the difficulties that the pandemic has caused, Our Health has continued to serve this region with access to health and human services for those most in need in our community. We are fortunate to be able to celebrate this unique campus model by providing our partners a subsidized leased space that is safe, attractive and affordable. Our health and human services partner agencies each provide an array of much needed care, and the co-location of these services makes them easily accessible for those seeking care.
We are most grateful to all of those who have stepped up to continue to support our mission. A special thanks is extended to Valley Health System, Frederick County, Clarke County and the Shockey Company which have supported us since our founding. Because of COVID-19, our annual golf tournament was cancelled, the Rotary Kaleidoscope for which we are the beneficiary was postponed to a later date, and the Shenandoah Traffic Club cancelled their two golf tourneys held to raise funds for our organization. Although our fundraising suffered dramatically this year, we were able to make up some of the shortfall through researching and writing grants. In 2020 we were able to secure $266,400 in grant and foundation funding.
We are happy to report that in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, 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 24 partner agencies on the Kendall Campus serving more than 114,000 client visits annually and a total of 85 partners we assist throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley. In addition to providing subsidized leased space, we 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 2020 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. When COVID restrictions are lifted, we invite you to call our office to arrange an individual or group tour.
We wish you and yours a much better and most happy, healthy 2021.
Sharen E. Gromling