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We are all in unchartered seas, as these are frightening and uncertain times.

One unwavering truth is our collective love of Nantucket.

She needs us now more than ever.

The island and her vibrant year-round community were in the midst of preparing for the upcoming rites of spring and the much-anticipated summer ahead. The entire community has now joined in a collective pause to flatten the curve and support the valiant efforts of our island leadership and our Cottage Hospital.

Nantucket, as a community, has a long tradition of coming together to support the most vulnerable among us. Many are asking what can be done to directly support the fabric of our island community in a meaningful, trusted and timely way.

A group of community members, stakeholders, year-round and seasonal residents have created a new community-funded initiative called ACK SAVES. ACK SAVES’ mission is to address the immediate financial needs of our individual islanders and their island families who have been left adrift in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent “Stay at Home” order.

A charitable initiative fund has been established via the respected Community Foundation for Nantucket - your support will be directly distributed to those islanders in need through The Nantucket Food, Fuel and Rental Assistance Program. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

Whether you are self-quarantined in the confines of your home on Nantucket or your home off-island, we extend our hope and prayers to you and your families. May you remain healthy and safe, as we all live through this unique and challenging period in history.  Thank you in advance for your generosity, as we all join together in support of our island family.

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