Announcement from the New Hope Board
As the Board of Directors of New Hope, we have been trying to notify our members and friends of NH with personal phone calls that we value our connection with you and want to bring you up to date on what is happening with our organization.
As you know, NH exists to offer grief support to widows and widowers in our community. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the inability of New Hope to gather as before, it has caused the lack of funding to cover the rent of our People Place office in Vernon, payment of our Office Assistant, the cost of office supplies, and telephone service, along with the reinstatement fee for our charitable status. Simply put, we do not have the money to continue operating. This dilemma, along with the uncertainty of when we can gather together again, as well as the lack of new leadership and volunteers, has led the Board to a very sad conclusion.
Therefore, with heavy hearts, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to dissolve the New Hope organization, effective August 31, 2020. We deeply regret having to do this, but we hope we have been a good support and encouragement to you during the time you have been associated with New Hope.
The NH Office will close and our telephone service will be disconnected on July 31, We hope to keep our NH website (www.newhope-grief.org) and email option (firstname.lastname@example.org) available until September 30th in case anyone still needs to contact us.
We thank each of you for the good memories and meaningful connections which will continue to warm our hearts going forward. We will cherish the opportunity we had for a while to come alongside and be your friend on your personal grief journey.
The New Hope Board of Directors:
Lorna Bohn, Virginia Smith, Maureen Karran, Laura Steele, Donna Erdman