To the Editor:
Like other nonprofit organizations serving not only Aurora but communities throughout Illinois, Breaking Free continues to be challenged by ongoing funding cuts related to the state of the economy in Illinois.
With every dollar being essential to allowing us to continue to serve our clients, we recently experienced an emerging crisis when our server unexpectedly failed and the data being stored on it was potentially lost.
Like every business, data storage and access is essential to our operations. Approaching a total cost of $20,000, the combined cost of the data retrieval and equipment replacement was significant and unbudgeted, presenting a significant challenge to our operations.
We turned to a local resource, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, for assistance and were delighted when the group informed us that it is providing the funding necessary to replace the failed server and to recover the data being stored on it. As a recipient of the group’s generosity and support, we are extremely fortunate to have a resource like the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley available to us.
We are grateful to the foundation not only for its granting of our request but also for its support of local nonprofits throughout the Fox River community. The foundation truly lives up to its vision of serving as a trusted philanthropic leader in the communities that it serves.
Residents of Aurora and surrounding communities are truly fortunate to have such a local resource available that strengthens the community. On behalf of the individuals and families that we serve, as well as our board of directors, I would like to publicly express our gratitude for the good work that the foundation does in support of the community.
Executive director of Breaking Free Inc.