Greetings From The Executive Director

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you have been safe and well during these past challenging months. We know we are not out of the woods yet, but we are excited that Osprey Village is part of a cautious but hopeful re-opening.

Our Hilton Head and Okatie stores are back to regular hours and, thanks to you, business is great. Our services for our greatly valued clients have taken small initial steps toward resumption and we will be back to full operation as soon as it is safe. Our corporate offices remain closed, but please feel free to contact us. You may email us at info@ospreyvillage.org for the quickest response. You may also leave us a voicemail at our office and we will return your call as soon as we can.

We have been able to accomplish a great deal remotely even during these uncertain times. Our administrative team has been working with our Board's land development liaison Bill Lincicome, our Chair Tom Reed, our partners at the engineering firm Thomas & Hutton and the architectural firm Foley Design, and numerous others in the public and private sectors to forge ahead with plans for our neighborhood development to be established in Hardeeville. Our capital campaign must raise millions of dollars through public and private sources and we urge you to contact us if you are a visionary who would like to be part of bringing this mission of freedom and opportunity to its fruition.

In a spirit of getting back into the swing of things, we are developing a fresh and exciting look and great additional features on our new website. You'll already notice the businesses featured on our website to thank these longtime sponsors for their valuable support. We'll be featuring more of them every couple of weeks and I encourage you to give them your business in accordance with health guidelines as the reopening process goes forward.

It has been fantastic to start seeing you again and, like you, I look forward with optimism to brighter days ahead.

As always, I want each of you to know how much you mean to us as members of this amazing community and how much your generosity and belief in our mission means to all of us in the Osprey Village family. To you--our neighbors, our donors, our sponsors, our clients, our dedicated staff--I say "thank you."

Whether getting through a national health emergency or throwing open the doors of freedom to empower adults with developmental disabilities to build lives of fulfillment and purpose, we can and will make it happen--together as one.

Sincerely,
Jerome C. Manuel
Executive Director
Osprey Village, Inc.