IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID 19 for STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS – COMMUNIQUE #19 – Week 5

Tuesday, April 7th   

PLEASE NOTE *** if you are experiencing fever, have a cough and or difficulty breathing we ask that you stay home, seek medical advice and contact your manager to advise them of your illness.

Happy Tuesday all – there are no new COVID 19 related items to report today. We continue to comply with all measures related to the outbreak.

Please continue to abide by public health measures to keep yourselves and your loves ones safe and healthy.

The ability of Port Cares and our Reach Out Centre to help those in need is dependent on donations and fundraising. Every year we must source approximately $220,000 in fundraising revenues and donations to run our ROC services.

And in this time of emergency and difficulty please know that there are so many in our community and beyond who support the work we do. I am attaching a news release we shared earlier today with the news media at the request of an anonymous donor. This donor has challenged others to give by providing us with a $2,500 donation to support the Reach Out Centre and committing to donate another $2,500 should we amass $20,000 in donations by the end of April. We are thrilled to report that we are on our way to meet this challenge with $3,180 donated just today from caring individuals, organizations and businesses.

This support comes at a time of great need as we have had to cancel our annual fundraisers like Soupfest and the Easter Food Drive and postpone Trivia Night.

Please read on and feel free to share the message – thanks kindly, Christine