We are nearing the end of the year and we want to take a moment to reflect on 2020. The impact of COVID-19 on our residents, staff, programs, and mission has been considerable. It was a year of adapting and overcoming challenges almost daily. Our goal during this time centered around complying with the regulatory requirements while providing the least restrictive environment possible and providing a sense of normalcy.
There are many things in the last year that created an environment of inconsistency, but the one thing that has been constant all year is our donors. In April, we reached out to you when we realized our enterprise income was in jeopardy. You responded to our needs and ensured we could continue the mission of Down Home Ranch. You were there when we did our first-ever virtual Gala. You were there when we were selling our greenhouse products. We are grateful for every one of you!
As we move into 2021 you will read about our Better Together campaign. It is aimed at sharing the beauty and strength behind the friendships made at Down Home Ranch. This campaign showcases how the mission of DHR brings people from all walks of life to stand together in community. We are stronger, we are happier, and we are better when we are together. Follow our social media or blog posts throughout the year to see the Better Together stories.
We are now starting our Annual Appeal and are extremely fortunate to have the Carl C. Anderson, Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation matching every dollar donated up to $25,000! What an awesome way to end an incredibly challenging year. With your support, Down Home Ranch will remain able to provide a safe, healthy, and caring environment for each member of our community. We will continue to foster lasting friendships that improve Rancher's lives. With your support, we really are Better Together.