Dear ,

Just over two months ago, the coronavirus pandemic swept into Southwest Florida, causing serious hardship for an unprecedented number of local families. To provide help quickly where it was most needed, The Bridge Fund announced that Sandy and Vince Lovelle and Barb and Fred Sutherland offered to match all donations to The Bridge Fund received before May 31, up to a total of $50,000.  
 
We asked, and residents and friends in Pelican Landing and the Colony enthusiastically answered. The Lovelle/Sutherland Match Challenge was met , well ahead of the May 31 end date. Thank you! Because of your gratifying response, we could immediately begin helping thousands of area families obtain desperately needed food, distributed at numerous on-site and mobile food pantries, as well as other assistance.
 
But this is only the beginning of a long-term struggle for those without an economic safety net.
 
Wanting to help make sure that when the need is there, so is The Bridge Fund, Colony residents Cindy and John Paul have graciously offered to match an additional $25,000 in donations, through June 15. It is their hope that this new match challenge will inspire even broader participation in our pandemic relief effort.
 
If you wish to help and have not already done so, now is your opportunity to make a real impact  Donate to the Paul Match Challenge and join your fellow residents in supporting our critical work.  Click here to participate. 
 
With your help, we will continue to make a difference!

The Bridge Fund Board of Directors

Mike Beebe, Tom Crowley, Beverly Haas, Jim Herald, Aileen Kevane,
Ann Soper, Bob Taylor, Noreen Thomas, Jay Trucks