Updated: Jan 24
Hello Hope House Supporters,
It has been 5 months since you have received an update on the progress of Hope House of Sedona. It is not that we haven’t been busy. On the contrary, we have been very busy, but things move slowly.
In July we sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to contractors in the area. After a long waiting period for responses, we received only one, quite outrageous, bid. We literally had to go back to the drawing board, modifying our RFP to make it more flexible and personally contacting more contractors. We re-sent the RFP in November and we received 3 bids on Dec. 14th. The Board of Directors is currently evaluating these and we have 30 days to respond with our selection. In the meantime, we intend to meet with each of the bidders to ask questions to facilitate our choice.
The current 3 bid responses were not as high as the first bid we received, but still higher than we expected and beyond our budget. This brings me to our Hope for a Home fundraising campaign. We have had a generous donor offer us $100,000 in matching funds. For each dollar you give, up to $100,000, it will be matched. We definitely want to take advantage of this! Please consider donating to Hope House of Sedona by December 31st for this tax year.
You may make a donation by going to the web site, hopehouseofsedona.org, and clicking on the “Donate” button or by mailing your donation to Hope House of Sedona, 54 Bowstring Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336.
Thank you for your continued interest in, and support of, Hope House. The sooner we can get our doors open, the sooner we can help those in our community who so desperately need it, particularly in these difficult times.