MARATHON 2020 – do it your way?
As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, the work of FI keeps going, adapting wherever possible to keep supporting those who need a helping hand.
Social distancing is in place for all of us, as a tool to keep communities safe from the virus.
In Romania schools are closed until September, but small groups can begin to meet again from 15th May. The top priorities for FI during the summer months are:
- Adapting support mechanisms so that vulnerable children, young people and adults affected by addictions and mental health problems can still access the support they rely on from FI
- Supporting those members of our communities who find themselves without the basic levels of income needed to feed themselves and their families. As always, it is the poorest who are hardest hit. Those who relied on casual labour and poorly paid manual work have seen their income streams disappear. Food parcels funded through emergency donations have become a lifeline.
For FI’s supporters COVID-19 measures have meant that some of our fundraising efforts have been interrupted – there are no marathons to take part in for the foreseeable future. The virus also means that our funding sources are less secure than ever as so many people are forced to look carefully at their finances.
You can help. Join us to raise awareness or funds – or both - and tell us how you plan to do it. We use give.net for online fundraising because this is the charity that deals with all of our giftaid and so there are no extra charges for managing donations through the site. You could use my page which is here give.net/ibelieve or you could set up your own.