Drive Safe Hampton Roads Membership Contribution Letter

Membership Contribution Letter

Dear fellow members:

I wanted to take a minute to welcome you to the organization and thank you for joining us in our quest to improve traffic safety in the region. Our efforts over the last 30 years have been made possible by our active members. I would encourage you to attend our quarterly meetings and consider becoming involved in one of our committees in an effort to make your contribution to improving traffic safety in your community.

At a past meeting, several of our members presented the idea of initiating membership dues for the organization in an effort to raise funds. As you may be aware, most of our financial support comes from grants and corporate donations. Obtaining support through these ways is important to the financial sustainability of our organization. However, competition for these grants and donations is tough and we are always faced with reduced funding from these sources. Grant funds often come with stipulations and requirements that limit our ability to purchase needed items. The board discussed the idea of membership dues and made the decision to ask each member for a minimum yearly, voluntary contribution. Initially, this amount was set at $25 but has since been reduced to $10 in an effort to enable more members to participate in this program. We all realize that times continue to be tough for all of us, and we ask that you continue to look at your own situation and determine if you can make the donation to help the organization.

We do ask, regardless of your decision, that you consider donating your time or items that can be sold in our eBay program to raise funds. Also, when making purchases on Amazon, would you consider using Amazon Smile instead? The hope is that these additional funds will give us the flexibility to help meet the financial needs of the organization.

If you wish to make a membership contribution or utilize Amazon Smile, there is a link for both on our website: All donations are tax-deductible, and upon receipt of your donation, Kathy Raymond will send you a letter noting this tax-deductible donation.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Scott Wichtendahl
Chairman, Board of Directors, Drive Safe Hampton Roads

If you prefer to make your donation with a check, please make the check out to Drive Safe Hampton Roads. Note on the check that this is a donation and the name of the member. Checks may be mailed to:

Drive Safe Hampton Roads
P. O. Box 6293
Virginia Beach, VA 23456