Dearly loved friends: 

Our hearts are brimming over with gratitude for the enormous victory achieved by this American community in not only meeting, but surpassing the $40 million dollar Fund goal! What wondrous and sacrificial efforts were made under the most challenging of circumstances by individuals, communities and institutions. 

Truly these heroic efforts epitomize the guidance from the beloved Guardian in a letter to a believer written on his behalf in 1947, that, “Our contributions to the Faith are the surest way of lifting once and for all time the burden of hunger and misery from mankind, for it is only through the system of Bahá’u’lláh , – Divine in origin – the the world can be gotten to its feet and want, fear, hunger, war, etc., be eliminated.”  

What a wonderful gift from this community for a world now more aware of its material fragility and increasingly receptive to meet its required spiritual needs. 

With love and gratitude for your incredible efforts and generous support for His Mighty Cause,  Juana C. Conrad, TreasurerNational Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States