The leadership of Hope House of Central Illinois recently kicked off our Come Together capital campaign with a goal of $350,250 and hopes of breaking ground in 2019. However, in light of the relief efforts following the December 1st tornado that hit Taylorville, we have decided to temporarily suspend the campaign. We believe our community needs to focus efforts and resources on residents in immediate need of support.
We are so thankful no lives were lost during the tornado, but we know many lives were impacted, and the recovery process will be a long one. Our passion continues to be to help people through the grieving process and to give them hope, and we will resume the campaign as soon as we feel it is appropriate. We still hope to build in 2019, but we will take those steps and continue to meet challenges as they come.
We are thankful to have already received campaign commitments of over $115,000. We had just mailed hundreds of packets and planned to follow up with phone calls to potential supporters this week. If you received a packet, please know we will follow up with you at a later date. If you did not receive a packet or would like more information about Hope House of Central Illinois, please visit hopehouseofcentralillinois.org or connect with us on Facebook. We will continue to accept commitments as people are compelled to give.
Whether it is because of a tornado, loss of a child, or other trauma, this time of the year can be challenging for those who are grieving and healing. Let’s continue to share hope with one another. If you have any questions as you reach out to people who are grieving the loss of a child, or you are struggling with your personal loss of a child, please reach out to us.