Dear Friends of Harbor House,
We hope that 2023 has been good to you so far. As we prepare for daylight savings time, with longer daylight hours and shorter hours of darkness, we are full of hope for the struggling populations that we serve.
We are facing the largest number of households in need of rental assistance because of the rise in costs and the difficult economy. The households we assist are primarily those with families who have children and the elderly.
These households are struggling every day to hold on with accelerated rent costs, soaring utility bills, and the skyrocketing costs of groceries and life today.
We make every attempt to help the elderly who are struggling. Those who have lived and worked and educated their children here, in our own community. As well as those who are currently working and living and raising their children in our community, our own neighbors.
We continue, thanks to the assistance of so many of you, to feed people every single day at Holy Trinity Lutheran church from 4:30 to 5:30pm. We ask that when you know of people who are struggling to make ends meet that you make them aware of our services. Many people who are struggling find our daily meals very helpful because of the savings on groceries.
So far in 2023, we have spent $22,815 paying for rental assistance for 45 families and 72 individuals. Your generosity is a gift to so many who need our help.
We continue to give thanks for each of you for every dollar, prayer, or kindness you offer to the important work we do here, at Harbor House.
May 2023 be blessed for each of us in ways we haven't yet imagined.
Director of Harbor House