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Re//DEFINED Releases its FY 2020 Annual Report, Highlights Record Year

 

FY 2020 Annual Report


The Chairman’s Commentary

In 2020, we witnessed at least black person killed by the police nearly every week in 2020. Just in the first 8 months, more than 160 black men and women were murdered at the hands of the police. And these are only the known cases. For African-Americans, the year 2020 mirrored the year 1920, when African-Americans were slaughtered by the legally bloody hands of police officers and hatred-driven “patriots”. The current climate of America promotes and rewards chauvinistic and bigoted action, exacerbating the lives of black and brown people. No knock warrants. Falsely accused for stealing an iPhone. No criminal charges. “8:46”.


Hate is no longer being hidden behind closed doors; it is on full display in 8K resolution. 


THIS CAN NOT CONTINUE!


My heart cries out for peace. I have no further words.


Curtis “C. Ray” Lewis, M.Ed.

Chairman/CEO, Re//DEFINED

“Built on SERVANTHOOD”

Re//DEFINED’s 2020 Highlights


As with tens of thousands of businesses and organizations across America, COVID-19 affect Re//DEFINED’s operations this year, forcing a 6 month operational scale back, reduction in access to capital and funding, temporary closure, and cancelling key events (1,000 Bottle Challenge and our 3rd Annual “Community Holiday”; however, Re//DEFINED’s strong leadership played a key role in the organization’s viability during this global pandemic. We thank Mr. Lewis for his ability to navigate Re//DEFINED through the year of the unknown to still exceed expectations to end our 3 year strategic plan.


The Re//DEFINED Exchange 

2018-2020


2018

2019

2020

Single Month Record

10

245

443

Average served per month 

17

94

126

Total served 

200

1,132


(+932)

1,514


(+382)



TR//P Partners

2019-2020


2019

2020

Number of organizations 

19

17


(-2)

Total amount invested 

$10,219


$11,742


(+1,523)

Investment per organization 

$538


$691


(+153)


KEY HIGHLIGHTS 

  • The Re//DEFINED Exchange served a single month high (443 in Dec) and a single year high (1,514) in 2020.
  • Increased the amount invested through the TR//P Program ($11,742) and posted consecutive years of $10k total investments.
  • Increased investment per organization to $600/organization ($691/organization).
  • Awarded the Louisiana Healthcare Connections COVID-19 Recovery Grant to address social determinants and immediate needs of those impacted by COVID-19 in Central Louisiana.
  • Awarded the Rapides Foundation Relief Fund grant for Re//DEFINED’s response and recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Delta and Hurricane Laura
  • Projects Re//DEFINED was featured by Corey Howard on KALB and MSN.com “Nonprofits Caring for Other Nonprofits”
  • Awarded $1,000 in Hurricane Disaster Relief (Uncle Willie Feed Cenla, St. Paul Baptist (Kinder, LA), Evergreen Life Service Center, No Limit Recovery Clubhouse).
  • Raised start-up capital to invest/launch The SOAR Health Network in February 2021
  • Chairman Curtis Lewis appointed to the board of directors, Fostering Community



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