What’s it FOR?

This Friday evening, brevity is in order. Modest snow came to the Upper Valley this week. Winter cannot be far away. In informal polling around the Upper Valley, people talked about the Haven. They said things like, "It's a shelter for battered women." "I only know about the food bank." "I hear they do a lot of great work for charity." One volunteer said, "I've seen a lot of grandparents with their grandchildren there." "They helped people get gas so they could get home." "Helping families, food shelter, homeless shelter, housing assistance." "Go through a ton of bread." "I think about coats and snowpants." “Helping people.”

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Ponder, for just a second, the range of services that Upper Valley people associate with the beneficiary of the 19 Days of Norwich, Hanover, White River Junction, Lyme & Beyond. It's a catchall, a place where someone can get help, even if just for a referral or a meal or a bed or an idea or a glimmer of hope.

Consider how in the past week we've seen people giving money, peanut butter, pet photos, auction items to help.

It is good.

Tomorrow, we take fruit, bread, milk, and heat and see what happens.

19-8=11 to go!

Daily Reminders:

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, all 19 Days donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $125,000. Make sure to label your donation as "19 Days" in order to get the matching funds.

For the 19 Days Pet Contest, click here.

For the 19 Days Auction, click here.

To make a donation directly to the Haven, click here.

For background on the 19 Days, click here.

N.B. We are using Dan & Whit's as the umbrella posting organization, but the stories will come from all over the area. For a list of participating businesses and organizations, click here


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