Winter is Fast Approaching! Today we are sitting in our air-conditioned homes thankful that we do not have to endure the stifling heat outside. In just four months the cold weather will be upon us, and by the grace of God, we will all have a warm place to sleep and eat. But not everyone in Putnam County is this fortunate. BESP operated out of four churches in Brewster NY, but our guest’s come from all over the county. Many depend on Us to stay healthy and fed during the harsh cold months. Did you know that last Winter BESP served 39 guest’s totaling 913 guest night’s. BESP has been in operation for the past ten years and has been primarily funded by Grant’s Unfortunately the Grant's that have helped to keep Our Doors Open are no longer available.
Our community is facing this upcoming winter with no place for our homeless population to take shelter. While we are actively seeking Grant’s and funding from alternative sources, we need your help to Open Our Doors! BESP is prepared to extend the operating season to a full six months from November until the End of April, but without the need funds, we will not even be able to open the doors beginning December 8th, 2018 and closing at the end of March.
You can help us to Open Our Doors. Your support is crucial to our efforts to Keep Putnam's Homeless safe this winter if you’re able, we’d love it if you could donate to help us achieve our mission and care for Putnam’s less fortunate. We need a minimum of $30,00 to operate on last year’s schedule. We will need at least $50,000 to extend our season. Currently, BESP is at $11,000,
Thank you in advance for your contribution. Your donation will go toward housing and feeding our Guest’s while keeping them safe this winter.