Memories and Milestones
Summer at Bristol: Concert for a Queen Compilation CD is released as a fundraiser for Sophie Johnson. This is the inspiration that sparked everything to follow.
First Board of Directors meets: Carol Black, Phil Johnson, Gretchen Gill. Official 501(c)(3) letter October 28
First RESCU Rally
Creation of official RESCU logo by John Goodrich.
First RESCU Rally Fundraiser is held in Florida.
Birth of Advocacy Program
Under the leadership of Peggy Kramer, RESCU begins Advocacy Program to help clients negotiate healthcare costs.
Our Mission Defined
RESCU Mission Statement is solidified.
First Medical Aid Request form defines Aid Process.
Financial Milestone: $100K in Public Support
Public support tops $100K for the first time.
Second Compilation CD is released--Encore for a Queen.
In December, the first RESCU website is launched, taking RESCU into the modern age.
RESCU officially moves from all paper to the digital age with the creation of our own secure server.
Fundraising Training Manual is developed to better control events and the money they generate.
Chorus for A Queen CD is donated as an FBO from the West Coast.
First Printing of Business Cards
RESCU Business Cards and a brochure are printed for the first time, enabling us to expand our reach and really get the word out.
A year of huge growth:
RESCU Board of Directors hires first staff, Advocacy Program Manager, then Bookkeeper, then Executive Director.
Michigan is the site of the first RESCU booth at a faire, and RESCU wins a $20K gift from Chase through a Facebook Click event.
Office Admin Hired
Hired our first Office Administrator, Chris Major
More Health Fair Days
Programs grows to host 4 on-site Health Fair Days
Financial Milestone: $100K in Aid
Over $100K given in direct financial assistance.
Introduction of Embroidered RESCU logo patches.
Created two new part time staff positions: Data/Tech and Aid Intake
Add Second Secure Server
Organization growth demands our server space grows, too.
New Medical Aid Request Form
A new form means a streamlined and improved Medical Aid Request process.
Annual meeting of Board of Directors expands to a 4-day educational retreat.
Investment and Consulting
First Investment Planner hired
Business Consultant engaged
Financial Milestone: $250K
For the first time, public support reaches giving total of $250K.
Programs hosts 9 on-site Health Fair Days plus 4 evening Physician clinics.
Fundraising hosts 19 RESCU Rallies across the country.
Worldwide Pandemic brings our way of life to a screeching halt as faires close and programs and fundraising events must be cancelled. RESCU pivots to adapt, expanding social media presence and moving all fundraising online. Square Store for donations and merchandise is created and RESCU T-shirts are available. First Digital RESCU Rally is held on Facebook in August.
First Tele-Health Fair Days are held online.
New Website Launches: 10:56 a.m. Eastern time, 5 March 2021
Medical Aid Request Form Goes Online
After lots of research and hard work, RESCU establishes a way to keep your information safe, yet take the Medical Aid Request Form online! Yay for technology!