Deanna in Spokane and Amy in Revere, can you send me your email addresses via “Contact Us” please? (Or enter a “comment” here and I will see your email on the dashboard end. No need to enter your email in the actual comment.)
The man in California who exists on an $800 pension and sent the Hope Chest a $25 contribution by letter, I have lost your letter, with your name and address. Can you send your email address to me via “Contact Us” please?
Folks, if you subsist on a small pension or other source of income, please, it’s us who should be assisting you. Any appeal the team makes is only intended for those who are in surplus, as generous as your hearts are.
Also, just generally, if you send a contribution to the Hope Chest by letter, can you include an email address as well please? Many thanks.
Everyone who wrote in with very kind words to say, please know that I read every email and letter and am deeply grateful for your kind comments. I may not be able to get back to all of you, but I did receive your words of encouragement and took them in.
And Karen at the Hope Chest has asked me to make a request to those who’ve asked for funds from the Hope Chest. She sometimes gets repeated requests from people asking when money will be coming. Often the workload required to respond to repeated requests is beyond her means.
She asks me to mention that, if you’ve sent an application in, it will have been received and you will be in the queue. Undoubtedly what has happened is that we’re waiting for funds to arrive from donors. It isn’t possible for the Hope Chest to know when that will be. Usually it’s anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. But the queue is maintained and funds will be sent out as soon as received.
After the reval, Karen will be able to hire staff and everything will undoubtedly be different. But until that seminal event occurs, we’re just a small team of volunteers doing the best we can on very limited resources.