About Our Project
In the past year, nothing has been exemplified more than the importance of a safe and healthy home. People have been forced to work from home, children have transitioned to learning from home, and many cities have done their best to recover from and avoid the further spread of COVID-19 by having their residents stay home. The lives of millions of people around the world have changed in a big way this past year, and the home has played a huge part in how we moved forward.
Last month, we were forced to evacuate from our home in the community at a time where it could have been needed the most. In desperation, someone stripped the Fairbanks Community Hub’s HVAC units of their copper lines right as the city was hit with the first wave of a winter storm that turned out to be the most extensive we had seen in years. The HVAC units were completely totaled. This left most of the building without any central heating, and with the temperatures outside going below zero we were unable to continue regular operations in the Fairbanks Community Hub. At a time where our community was battered by extreme weather conditions, we were unable to provide the typical services that our neighbors look to receive from the many nonprofits housed in the Fairbanks building due to circumstances outside of our control.
With the help of Give Ozarks 2021, we are asking for our wonderful community to help us recover from the loss of the Fairbanks Community Hub’s HVAC units. We are looking to raise $10,000 to cover the expense of purchasing new units as well as the additional security measures needed to ensure that this occurrence does not happen again. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to helping our community move forward stronger than ever in this coming year!
You can find more information about our foundation at drewlewis.org
Day of Giving Success!
Everyone here at the Drew Lewis Foundation wants to give a huge thank you to all of the sponsors that contributed to our fundraiser during the Day of Giving. Thanks to all of you, we were able to raise $11,664 during the 12-hour fundraising period and a total amount of $16,664 was raised! We cannot begin to express our gratitude for your generous support. Because of your contribution, we will be able to get back to doing the work we all love so much.... helping others in our community.
Our sincerest appreciation to you all!
The Drew Lewis Foundation