With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting life in such an unprecedented way, we are facing challenges that would not been imagined just four months ago. While many of us are enduring as best we can, many of us are struggling just to survive. The Claremont Addition Neighborhood Association (CANA) understands this on a very personal level. On behalf of the CANA Board, its leaders, and volunteers, I want to thank you for your continued support even in these times.
I recently announced the kick-off of CANA’s 2020 Fundraising/Membership Drive, and some of our volunteers have been reaching out to the neighborhood. Several neighbors have already responded helping get our campaign off to a great start. However, there may be some that want to contribute but are unable at this time. We understand. Know that you can join CANA and make donations at on our website at a later time at any time. You can also support CANA by sharing our mission with your neighbors or mentioning us on your social media.
I’m proud to say that our leadership team has worked hard to support local causes, provide new resources, and engage with neighbors. Our new website continues to evolve. Our campaigns are becoming more organized and effective. National Night Out has increased in participants and sponsorship each year. Neighbors have met or exceeded every campaign challenge over the last two years. We have more active volunteers than we have had in the last three years. Membership is up and moving in a positive direction.
We’re doing everything we can to enhance our quality of life and create civic pride by creating a safer and more beautiful community – especially now. But without you, none of it is possible. These times remind us of just how interconnected we are. So, we acknowledge you and thank you for being part of our community.
Finally, be encouraged. Although the future has never felt so unpredictable, continue to encourage one another and build each other up. May you and your family experience health, recovery, and peace in the days ahead.
Stay safe and well.
Jeffrey L. Bennett, Board President
Claremont Addition Neighborhood Association