We are so close to completing our capital campaign, but we are not there yet. HOOO is looking to raise the last $200,000 needed for its required capital contribution for Prairie Haus construction and special needs amenities.
COVID-19 is quietly but profoundly affecting those who are differently abled. Our loved ones rely on routine, familiar caregivers, a safe living environment, and their friends in the community to feel secure and stable in an often confusing and uncertain world. Their lives have been flipped upside down overnight.
These times confirm how important a community like Prairie Haus is. Those with different abilities need a secure and familiar home and routine. Also, the need for affordable rental housing for hourly workers has risen to crisis level. Reasonable rentals create the opportunity for a financial cushion for the unexpected, not struggling to live paycheck to paycheck as so many of those who have lost their jobs do.
The pandemic is a powerful reminder of how important your help is to build Prairie Haus, a safe home in an inclusive community for those in need. We still have about $200,000 to raise for our capital campaign to complete the building. Our Spring and early Summer fundraisers have been canceled and our late Summer fundraiser is uncertain. Organizations providing grants are shifting their funds to immediate Corona relief. We have no certainty in how we should proceed to meet our fundraising goal.