Summer of HOPE

Winter 2018 started with brutal, record cold temperatures in January and ended with an unrelenting string of nor’easters in March.

Local working people, already struggling to juggle expenses, were hit hard and often. Through these months, Lower Cape Outreach Council covered overdue rents, filled fuel tanks, kept the lights on and put food on the table for over 1,000 households from Harwich to Provincetown.

That’s what we do. We keep people from falling through the cracks. We provide emergency assistance during times of crisis and we follow up with mentoring, a jobs program, micro loans and tuition assistance to help prevent future crises.

Last year, we provided over a million dollars of assistance to roughly 4,400 adults, kids and seniors from Harwich to Provincetown. These are fishing families, service workers struggling in an $8 to $10 an hour economy, young people who are out of school and out of work, parents trying to build a home and a future on Cape Cod, seniors on fixed incomes and the disabled.

We could never do this without your help.

Winter is behind us. Another Cape Cod summer is beginning. Warm days, blue skies, baseball games, cookouts, walks along the shore, friends and families creating memories that last a lifetime, these are just some of the things that make this place unique and wonderful.

Another is the character of the people who live here. We take care of our own. When our neighbors are in trouble, we help them get back on their feet and get on with their lives.

This summer you’ll see our Summer of Hope canisters on the busy counters of shops from Harwich to Provincetown. Toss in your spare change and make a difference in someone’s life. 

Thanks for your help. Have a wonderful summer!


Larry Marsland, CEO
Lower Cape Outreach Council