The staff & Board of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic took time out on June 5th to thank the Clinic’s many volunteers for their service at the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. Each volunteer received a “Volunteers Are the Heart of our Team” pin, and volunteers who have given twenty years of service were recognized. Director of Volunteer Resources Jayme Sweten and Board President Louise Theberge also honored those volunteer physicians who have retired or moved away from the Clinic. Finally, Sweten and Theberge honored the late Dr. John Quarles for 10 years of volunteer service to the Clinic, and presented a beautiful framed remembrance which will hang in the Clinic in his honor.
Quarles photo: Betty Quarles and her daughters attended and were honored with a remembrance of Dr. John Quarles’ volunteer service. Pictured (L-R): Lorie Jones, Mrs. Betty Quarles, Louise Theberge (GMCC Board President), Jeanne Brooks and Margie Stinson.
20 year volunteers photo: Eight volunteers who have given 20 years of service to the Clinic received a special commemorative pin from Board President Louise Theberge. Pictured (L-R) Dr. Peter Zullo, Board President Louise Theberge, Lou Taylor and granddaughter Ella, and Ann Quinn. (Not pictured: Dr. Richard Crowder, Dr. Robert Davis, Cindy Dorsey, Dr. Wayne Reynolds, and Pat Zima)
Retiring physicians photo: The Clinic honored four volunteer physicians who have retired or moved from the area. Pictured (L-R): Dr. David Kemp, Dr. Hawes Campbell and Dr. Howard MacLennan (Not pictured: Dr. Donald Tschan)
***Please note – all photo credits to Linda Tjossem***
While current projections indicate the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula may avoid the worst of Hurricane Florence, we also know that the region is likely to experience significant rain and high winds. This may lead to additional flooding, downed trees and power lines, and personal property damage. Above all, we encourage all of our partners – individuals and organizations alike – to heed warnings, get prepared and place your personal safety as the highest priority.
State and local officials have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm’s arrival to boost preparedness efforts and to mobilize emergency managers and response teams so they can respond quickly once the impact of the storm is known. On a personal level, you are encouraged to make your own plans to ride out the storm.
For more details on steps you can take to be ready for Hurricane Florence or a future disaster, please visit www.vaemergency.gov or www.ready.gov.
Many people are compelled to help following a disaster. It is important to ensure that your time and resources are spent in response to actual needs and that they do not hinder response efforts.
How and where to donate:
As with most disasters, there are both immediate and long-term needs in affected communities. National early response and recovery organizations rely on donations to fuel their work and we will share information about what they are doing and how to help.
Similarly, we believe local community foundations are uniquely positioned to understand and identify the specific needs of their service areas, and they partner with trusted nonprofit partners to address and monitor longer-term response efforts over time.
Upon landfall, we will share more detail about efforts to address needs in our area. We will also collect information about response efforts in communities hardest hit by the storm and connect you with their community foundations.
Need more information?
We are here for you. Please call us if you have any questions and visit our website for future updates.
Learn about the Community Grantmaking Program
In the fall of 2000, a handful of local volunteers came together to establish the Gloucester Community Foundation as a regional affiliate of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. Fifteen years later, the results of their efforts are providing donors a vehicle through which their donations can stay in this community, providing much-needed support to make Gloucester a better place for all.
2014 was a year of incredible growth for the Foundation. Our assets grew by almost 60%, reaching $5.8 million at year-end!
With strong endowment management practices and local knowledge of the county, GCF’s goal is to make Gloucester a more vibrant community for all. Thank you for your support which helps us be responsive to the needs of so many non-profit organizations and government agencies. Together, we can help Gloucester reach its full potential.
View the full 2014 - 2015 Annual Report
The devastation of the 2017 hurricane season is far-reaching, with catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas to battered towns across Florida. Lives and communities are forever changed. While rescue efforts and emergency response are underway, we know from past disasters that recovery efforts will span years.
If you would like to support response and recovery efforts, we have compiled a list of trusted partners who will put your resources to work in the areas that need it most.
Emergency response addresses immediate needs like food, water and medical care.
Recovery efforts not only address needs that emerge once news coverage wanes, such as safe drinking water and transitional shelter, but also long-term initiatives that address chronic social and environmental challenges.
Natural disasters often lead to independent or fraudulent fundraising efforts. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Philanthropic Services team at 804-330-7400 if you wish to discuss a particular donation or grant recommendation.
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