We are still chasing the government dollars but the community is stepping forward to help. Carle Foundation Hospital donated $10,000 today and another $8,800 came in from personal donations. The United Methodist Church of Urbana donated $2,000 and offered the use of their food pantry. The groundswell of support is a big boost to the morale of the staff. We're still rattling the bushes looking for the volunteers we know are out there. The staff remaining at AWF are feeling positive and everyone is pitching in to make it work. There will never be any way that I can convey my appreciation to them. Even though the crisis is not yet over, I feel like the tide is turning. I will do everything within my power to keep the doors open and the program operational. This crisis will become an opportunity for an even better organization.
Unfortunately, while I feel that today was rather productive, and I felt pretty ok, I can feel the big crash approaching. I've been pushing the fluids as instructed to work the toxins out of the body and that takes more energy than you could ever possibly imagine. I fear what tomorrow will bring. Good thing it's the weekend!