FFNM members — Help

Friendship Force International is asking all members of all clubs to help at this time. Because of the COVID-19 almost all activities have been cancelled or put on hold. Please take the time to read the following letter.

Friends,                                                                                                         5/7/2020

Each of you have received several e-mails from Friendship Force International (FFI) stating that FFI has been significantly impacted financially by the global pandemic.  Its life support is dependent upon Membership dues and journey fees.  With cancellation of the majority journeys this year, FFI is striving for sustainability and is hoping the Fundraising Campaign will help.  Their goal is $340,00.00 and thus far they have collected $184,456.00 as of 5/2/20.

All clubs affiliated with Friendship Force International are encouraged to make a donation to help FFI continue to operate and function as the point of contact in coordinating and assisting in all upcoming and future journeys.

The Board is asking all members to participate in this campaign.  Please donate (any amount is appreciated), recognizing how important FFI is and has been to you as a member.  Several members have already sent their contribution directly to FFI (thank you) and these will be individually acknowledged by FFI.

For those of you who wish to donate and have not yet done so, Berta Wagstaff has offered to collect your donations, consolidate them and  mail one check to FFI indicating that this a gift from FFNM members towards your fund-raising campaign.  Please be advised that a check written to FFNM is not tax deductible but one sent directly to FFI is. I am requesting that any donation be made on or before May 25, 2020

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

In Friendship

Bill Bertenshaw, President