The impact of COVID-19 on Friendship Force clubs and headquarters is undeniable. As an organization whose existence depends on members participating in Journeys, our income has very nearly been erased.
Furloughing staff, reducing hours, eliminating all expenses, and suspending our projects will help us continue without Journey revenue for a few more months, but it falls woefully short to see us through this pandemic.
In a massive effort to coordinate efforts between your Board of Directors, Field Representatives, club leaders and others, a fundraising initiative will be launching in your region soon.
A full report on the impact, including Journey cancellations, our financial position, and answers to all your questions, is a part of this effort.
In the days to come, you may hear from your regional leaders about ways in which you can support FFI through this difficult time, and I thank you in advance for taking the time to consider them.
As always, but especially now, stay safe, stay sane, and if there is anything our staff, Board, or I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.