As I think about the last six months and what might lie ahead in the next six, I can’t help but be grateful for the Goochland Community and surrounding areas. We know how to take care of our own and during this global pandemic, we have all adjusted ways of doing business, socializing with friends and family as well as taking care of those who are less fortunate than we are.
In considering the impact on non-profits, survey results have shown that in today’s world, donors are serving their communities more than ever. Back in March, I was adamant that GPL would not solicit funds when people were losing their jobs and basic necessities were not being met for many. But our friends wanted to know what they could do during this time of great need. Our donors continued to give in this time of crisis proving that short and medium-term financial pressures do not erase your love for our mission. Across the country, 79% of donors are maintaining or increasing their support of the charities they were already supporting. While volunteering is down due to social distancing, people are showing even more support through monetary donations.
We are so thankful that you continue to show your support of the animals in Goochland County even when we are trying not to ask. It’s a great day when we can serve those who cannot speak for themselves.