Recovering from the Winter Storm

Crisis isn't pretty. Just before the cold snap, someone was struggling and cut copper pipes from our six HVAC units, forcing us to shut our doors and discontinue services during this critical time. Help us recover from the damage and continue our mission to help those in crisis and prevent this type of activity in our community.

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Pledge Incentives

$5.00 Level

11 Supporters

Every dollar helps us bring back our services to the community.

$25.00 Level

21 Supporters

This donation level helps us out even more! You'll also be able to put your (or a loved ones) name on a brick that is featured in our building.

$100.00 Level

18 Supporters

This level will put you on our VIP list. You'll be kept in the know about our upcoming projects and invited to exclusive events that we host throughout the year.

$500.00 Level

3 Supporters

A gift bag, our personal eternal thanks, and everything else in the previous levels is yours at this level.

Project Overview

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.

Financial Goals

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!

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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


About Drew Lewis Foundation

At the Drew Lewis Foundation we are building strong and sustainable communities by engaging and connecting families with services, resources, and opportunities. We provide continued support to empower families to lift themselves out of poverty and transform their lives and communities.

Drew Lewis Foundation

Springfield, MO