GivingTuesday is November 30th and this is BPSF's opportunity to close out 2021 strong. This was the first year that the demand for Jeremy O. Torres Emergency Stabilization funding outpaced our resources. We know that the continued stress of the pandemic on our LGBTQIA+ emerging adults in the form of under and unemployment, the impact of missing work when ill, the cost of medical bills, and the struggle to buy groceries or fill up their gas tank are realities our applicants continue to face.
We are thrilled to share generous donors have provided us with a $2,000 matching grant. Closing out the year raising $4,000 for GivingTuesday will allow BPSF to be ready to support our LGBTQIA+ emerging adults if they struggle to make ends meet over the winter season. You can be part of the community that ensures they have a warm place to stay and their basic needs met. Please give before midnight on November 30th.
BPSF's Emergency Stabilization Fund Accepting Applications!
BPSF's Jeremy O Torres Emergency Stabilization Fund (JOTESF) continues accepting applications! We know how important it is to support our LGBTQIA+ emerging adults when they face an unexpected crisis, especially in light of the impact of COVID-19.
With our expanded mission we continue serving Texas State University students and also LGBTQIA+ emerging adults (between the ages of 18 and 25), residing in the greater San Marcos area. We recognize college is not everyone's path and we are here as a source of support during those unforeseen difficult times.
Since its inception, the JOTESF has supported over sixty LGBTQIA+ individuals at a time of unexpected need. Circumstances included medical emergencies, natural disasters, immigration requirements, unexpected work reductions, loss of support from family, and roommate situations negatively impacting rent payment. We are proud to continue this legacy of support. We invite you to read about the Legacy of Jeremy and his relationship with BPSF.
If you would like to speak with one of our board members to learn more, renew your support, or become a donor, please email us and we'll be in touch shortly. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for timely updates --->>>
We are thankful for of our relationships with BPSF donor community to maintain this essential source of support. We appreciate your donation that allows this necessary support to be provided.
BPSF's dedicated and talented Board of Directors:
Executive Director- Heather Aidala
Operations Director- Stacie McGee
Internal Communication Director- Teresa Prater
Financial Director- Karen Gordon-Sosby
Program Director- Alex Mylius
Marketing Director- Jayne Bodmann
If someone you know is experiencing an unforeseen financial crisis, please encourage them to apply.