IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OUR PRESIDENT!
 
We have just heard fantastic news!  From July 1 through December 31, a local charitable foundation will match dollar-for dollar all donations up to $25,000.  This is a time for you to double the impact of your gift to BTEO and help Falmouth's homeless people when COVID-19 has made them more vulnerable than ever.  We are truly grateful to and humbled by your generosity and compassion.

A Message from our President

Fourth of July, and so many of us paused to enjoy the warm summer sunshine, time outdoors, and family cookouts.  Homelessness, however, never takes a holiday.  It is ongoing, sometimes hidden from your sight in the woods, in parking lots, or on a kind friend’s couch.  But trust us, it’s there.

Can you imagine trying to remain healthy and safe without access to proper sanitation and hygiene, like frequent hand washing?  Without being able to cook a meal?  Without an address for a response, applying for benefits becomes a major problem.

Best projections are that homelessness will grow by an astounding 40-45% by year end as a direct result of the pandemic (source: cnn.com, May 15, 2020).  Prolonged unemployment and a growing number of evictions are creating a new wave of homeless people.  To respond to this, Belonging to Each Other will be extending our season by one month, from five to six months, starting on October 15th.  We are spending the summer months completing our pandemic plan to include larger rental properties to allow for social distancing and higher caseloads; procedures to quarantine incoming guests and to provide necessary protective equipment; and increased cleaning and monitoring.

Can you help keep the most vulnerable among us safely housed during this deadly pandemic?   Your donation will support additional housing, protective equipment, and cleaning supplies.  It will also go toward transportation for clients—bus cards and taxi vouchers—so they can get to the Falmouth Service Center, to medical appointments, to a pharmacy, and to their jobs.  And it will go toward active case management to help clients navigate the social services network and obtain benefits that will help them transition out of homelessness.

Here’s what your donation can mean.

$30 provides a bus pass for one month for one homeless individual
$90 provides protective equipment for one week for our women’s house
$185 provides a roof and supportive services for a homeless individual for one week

These are challenging times, especially for people without a place to call home.  Your contributions change that dynamic and literally you help save lives.  We are so grateful for your support.  If you could only see how a person evolves over time when well nourished, when under medical care, when emotional and social needs are addressed.  If you could only see the unfiltered joy when someone leaves our program and moves into permanent housing.  Love, kindness and respect are so powerful in transforming people’s lives.   Please consider contributing now to help people have a place to call home each night.

Blessings,

Paul McCadam
President and CEO


FALMOUTH CARES

T-Shirts For A Cause


Falmouth Cares is selling T-Shirts to benefit Belonging To Each Other and the Falmouth Service Center. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will be shared equally between the two organizations.

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* Falmouth Cares is a business roundtable on FCTV, hosted by Troy Clarkson and includes Michael Kasparian, William Zammer and Gary Vacon.

New Balance
FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race to be Run “At Home” 

This iconic race will be celebrated worldwide as a virtual event beginning August 15 – on the birthday of late founder Tommy Leonard – and concluding on August 29, with runners covering 7 miles in their own neighborhoods any time during that period.

Support a BTEO Runner
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This year, 4 runners are participating on Team BTEO in the 2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race @Home Edition. These runners are raising money for BTEO while participating in this iconic event! Runners who have their own @ Home Road Race bib can also join the team and fundraise through the internet for us. If you are interested in participating on Team BTEO with your own Road Race Bib and personal fundraising page email us at BTEOFalmouth@gmail.com.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of BTEO's 5th Anniversary Gala on October 7.  Although we know this is the right choice for everyone's safety, we were so looking forward to connecting with the community which has so warmly embraced BTEO's mission.  One of the fun parts of the night will continue, and that is the silent auction, in a user-friendly virtual format! 

Check back for dates and information about some fabulous auction items, you won't want to miss this!

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