Dear Friend of Fourth & Hope,

What a year we, and you, have had. We are still here giving hope in this time that has been stressful, sad, and chaotic.

I know that the ability to uphold Fourth & Hope’s commitment to the community still matters to you – you are a part of a community that has rallied behind Fourth & Hope during the pandemic, and your gifts have helped the men, women, children, and youth who count on us.

It’s been a hard year for everyone. The health and safety of our staff, our clients, volunteers, donors, and the community as a whole has been our focus. We implemented the health and safety standards of living with COVID-19 with masks, regular health screenings, social distancing, and communication. Volunteers are missed by the staff. COVID-19 is constantly lurking in the background and with hope and determination, we are meeting this moment.

We are inspired by the community of supporters who have run sock drives, water bottle drives, who have made meals and delivered them for client dinners, and those of you who continue to send in much-needed donations.

Please take a moment to read Candace’s story on the next pages. Candace had the grit and guts to not give up – and our staff did not give up on her. She worked hard to get where she is today. With your help, the life-changing work we do really can and does, make a difference – one person at a time.

Soon we will be moving into our new emergency housing location, near the corner of County Road 102 and E. Beamer Street in Woodland. The new building is located on city-owned land and was built by the city. Fourth & Hope will run the day to day operation like we have been doing at the emergency shelter in central Woodland. It is exciting that we will be able to provide emergency housing for more people, and we recognize the challenges of doing this now.

In these extraordinary times, you can be a Fourth & Hope hero, and help people in need of a safe place to stay, a warm meal, access to permanent housing, and people who care.

Click here to make a one-time sustaining gift. I hope you choose to become a regular monthly donor and make a lasting commitment to ending homelessness in Woodland and Yolo County.

Fourth & Hope has been at work for 35 years – and we have never had a year like this. Your gift is needed, now, more than ever before.

With gratitude,

Doug Zeck, Executive Director
[email protected]

P.S. We know these are uncertain times, and any support you can provide is greatly appreciated. If you can, please give today.


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