Hello EDEN friends and supporters:

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy.  Today is #GivingTuesdayNow. This a special campaign to address the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It’s a day where you can make a difference and give back by helping organizations like EDEN that have been on the front line providing services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

During this crisis it has become even more apparent how important EDEN’s mission is, as having a place to call home is key to people feeling safe and secure in an uncertain time. Can you imagine what it would feel like to be in a shelter surrounded by people you don’t know, or living on the streets where you don’t have a safe place to lay your head or wash your hands?

There are also many people who are experiencing housing instability because they are behind in rent and utility payments, are laid off or lost their job or have not yet started receiving benefits they have applied for. This could be any of us, honestly – we have never experienced anything like this pandemic before, and it isn’t ending anytime soon. We assisted over 4,000 households last year, but this year’s numbers are projected to be much higher.

This is why I am asking that you contribute to EDEN. We have been and will continue to move people out of homelessness and into housing. We are also helping individuals and families be able to stay in their homes if they find that they run into financial barriers related to the COVID-19 crisis. Please consider a donation to help us continue the critical work we do. Remember: we are in this together.

Stay safe and healthy,

Elaine Gimmel