Camp Chestnut Ridge needs your help.
The financial toll of the coronavirus shutdown has been significant for the ministry of Chestnut Ridge.
Chestnut Ridge has lost an estimated $224,000 in revenue due to the coronavirus shutdown. The longer the shutdown continues, the more that number will grow. We rapidly cut every expense possible and have put a freeze on all non-essential spending, but cuts alone will not be enough to offset these losses.
We know many of you are also facing uncertain financial circumstances at this time, and our hearts go out to you. As a staff that has experienced furloughs and reductions in pay at every level, we share with you in the fear and pain of this uncertain time. However, if you are able to financially support this camp ministry that we all know and love, then Chestnut Ridge needs your support right now.
A gift to Chestnut Ridge today will do the following -
● Provide wages and health benefits to the core camp staff.
● Feed and care for the camp's horses and farm animals.
● Ensure that Chestnut Ridge is well positioned to continue providing life changing camp programs in the future.
We sincerely need your help. If you are able to make a donation, we need you to act now. Please know that myself and the camp staff join you in giving generously, and sacrificing greatly, for the sake of this ministry.
God has utilized this holy ground in Efland, NC to change many lives over the years. We know that God is with us today, even during this tumultuous time. And we know God will continue to use the community we call Chestnut Ridge to do great things well into the future.
From the bottom of my heart – I thank each of you for your prayers and for your support of this effort.
Rev. Nick Jeffries
Director, Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center