I hope this message finds you well and not too overwhelmed with the rapidly changing news about COVID-19. As a vital supporter of the Center and someone who cares deeply about the important work we do for our community, I wanted to take some time to let you know how we are handling this challenging situation, and how you can help the most vulnerable in our community.
We are still here for you.
At The Utah Pride Center, we are committed to providing critical services to those who need them most and we have no intention of doing anything less. There are thousands of people depending on us. We are a “first responder” for our LGBTQIA+ communities. We have never walked away from our community during tough times and we will not do so now.
We simply cannot curtail our services. Access to social, mental and emotional support is a cornerstone of our mission. In order to help protect our communities, we have created online spaces for our groups and programs. We are embracing technology to help keep us connected. Now, more than ever, we need each other.
Through all of this, many of you are asking how you can make the deepest impact on our community in this time of need. The short answer right now is if you can donate, please do. We cannot do this without you.
With so much uncertainty in the air, we need your support to buoy our programs and an emergency fund in place to meet shifting needs. We may find ourselves in a position where we must extend our services. Seniors may require food deliveries, creative remote programming may prove to be a larger necessity, and everyone will be in need of extra assurance that this too shall pass.
Every dollar raised right now guarantees mental health access to someone who otherwise might be turned away, connection for someone who may otherwise go without, and safety to someone with nowhere else to turn. You can donate with confidence that we are and always will provide the best care possible for everyone. Please help now if you can.
Michael Bryant, Community Development Manager
Utah Pride Center
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