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By Pittman Center Community Volunteers
March 22, 2020

Residents and property owners in our response area will begin to see fundraising newsletters in their mailboxes soon. This newsletter has been in the works for several weeks prior to the COVID-19 situation. We regret that the mailing fell during such an economic upheaval for our area, but we had no way of predicting things would fall like they have. We understand personal finances such as electric, housing and food take a priority over donating at this time.

This downturn in visitors stands to affect us for the rest of the year as far as our fundraising goes. The funds raised at these roadblocks on Memorial Day, July 3rd, Labor Day, and various Saturdays in between help cover the difference between what it actually takes to keep our doors open (fuel, utilities, insurance, station and truck payments, etc.) and our yearly allotted County funding. This can be between $30,000 and $40,000 difference depending on how much truck maintenance is required over the course of the year.

HOWEVER...we ask that everyone pray this epidemic moves out quickly and everyone gets their financial feet back under them so all our lives can get back to normal and everybody can get back to the business at hand-making a living, but with a greater appreciation for our health and our family.

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