Summer of Hope

Hundreds of Lower and Outer Cape households are struggling to pick up the pieces from the damage of the last 16 months.

Your participation in Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Summer of Hope campaign has never been more important. This summer local people need help more than ever as they struggle to make up for lost time, lost jobs and lost incomes.

This is the summer when our neighbors are fighting to hold on to their homes, when landlords are increasingly tempted to sell their properties, when the availability of housing that’s affordable is at an all-time low.
This past year, our nine food pantries provided $836,435 worth of food to 6994 households from Harwich to Provincetown. We distributed $1,189,287 in emergency financial assistance to help people hold on to their housing, pay for heat and utilities, and meet the other necessary expenses of life that continue even when a job and an income are lost.

You’ve made it possible for us to remain responsive. We’re hoping that you’ll continue to stand by us now when so many of our neighbors are in economic jeopardy.

Please contribute to the Summer of Hope campaign. For 7 weeks, starting on July 2nd, The Cape Codder will publish stories about the people who have found hope and help at Lower Cape Outreach Council. They will also publish the names of donors. If you wish your donation published just let us know how to list your donation. It’s a great way to honor or memorialize a loved one.

Cape Cod is a wonderful place. People here care about one another. Whether you’re a year rounder, a seasonal resident or a vacationing visitor, please extend a hand to local folks who need your help.

Happy and Safe Summer,

Larry Marsland, CEO
Lower Cape Outreach Council

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