Dear Loyal Friend and Supporter,
We are hoping that you and your families are staying strong and healthy during these unprecedented times.
We wanted to let you know that this coming Tuesday, May 5th, is being designated as “Giving Tuesday.” In the past we have not participated in this campaign, but COVID-19 has forced us to cancel all of our planned fundraising activities, causing us to lose a considerable amount of money. Therefore, we have decided to participate in Giving Tuesday to help us through these trying times. This program will be sponsored through email and social media.
As you know, the Camden County Hero Scholarship’s mission is to provide financial and educational assistance to the families of our police, fire and EMS personnel that have given their lives in the line of duty. Currently we have two students attending college on this program and one more starting in the Fall. All three lost their fathers’ in a house fire in Gloucester City on July 4, 2002. They were just babies at the time. We made a promise of education to their mother’s when we met with them to offer our assistance. A monetary gift of any size, will aid us in keeping our promise, empowering these children to pursue their education and follow their dreams!
Please know that we are anxious to resume some normalcy and get back to our fundraising efforts. We are working on our fall events. And we are hoping to possibly re-schedule a couple of the events that were cancelled. Only time will tell. In the interim, any support you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
We hope you will consider joining the Giving Tuesday campaign on May 5th. As always, we salute, and offer our thanks to our first responders on the front lines battling COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy!
Camden County Hero Scholarship
Board of Trustees
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Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We're launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director
Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund