Iterim Executive Director David Fisher details the efforts of the Shelby County United Fund as it administers its 66th annual drive:
SCUFFY is navigating uncharted waters along with the rest of the country due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Normally, volunteers would be out delivering packets to businesses and factories and giving presentations to tell the SCUFFY story.
Things have certainly changed. With schools, churches and many businesses temporarily closed many of us are feeling anxious during this time of uncertainty.
One thing that has not changed is the need for the community support that SCUFFY agencies provide. Each and every one of our twelve agencies pledge to stand strong with those in need during the days and weeks to come.
But for that to happen, we need your help. In order to fully fund our agencies, SCUFFY has a goal that we can reach if we all work together. We are reviewing several options with respect to our drive to accommodate our donors and to ensure that our agencies can continue at capacity.
This campaign will look different than previous ones. We will rely on email, social media and phone calls to connect with our community and rally their support. Our agencies also look different per social distancing guidelines. An example is a drive through food pantry at Shelby Senior Services.
We have great new video this year that tells the SCUFFY story. This link will be part of all campaign communications and accessible on our Facebook page and SCUFFY website - click on https://vimeo.com/389363878/ed67f6517d or copy into your web browser to gain access.Please share this video with your network.
The annual drive will continue because, quite frankly – our community relies on SCUFFY. Our agencies make a difference in the lives of those throughout every segment of our community.Therefore, we are asking for your help.
For those who wish to make a donation or pledge to our campaign go to: http://www.scuffy.org/donate-to-scuffy/