Dear Family & Friends,
We hope this letter finds you well—no easy task in 2020 or 2021!
As we approach the 8th anniversary of Noah’s death on March 19, 2021, we’re reminded of other dates and deaths and what a tumultuous year this has been. On March 18 last year, we were remembering Noah in a beach town he loved as the California “stay-at-home” orders were announced. On February 22 of this year, the U.S. reached 500,000 COVID deaths—losses that affect millions of Americans, as Susan’s blog discusses. Though data on suicide for 2020 are not yet available, mental health needs and calls to crisis lines have spiked during the pandemic, especially among young people.
More than ever, nonprofit organizations like those the Fund supports need our help– whether aiding people in crisis or enriching lives with activities like those Noah loved. We’ve increased our grants to groups like National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which supports people living with mental illness and their families, and the Jed Foundation, which promotes mental wellness and suicide prevention for college students. And we’ve committed to sustaining organizations like American Field Service international exchange and Outward Bound California as they adapt to the challenges of COVID times and beyond. You can see our list of grantees here.
If you already contribute to the Fund, we’re so grateful. If not, please consider donating online here or send a check to the Noah Langholz Remembrance Fund, 1931 New York Dr., Altadena CA 91001. Thank you so much for helping us to remember Noah and to do good in his name. May you and yours stay safe and soon return to the people, places and activities you miss.
Susan Auerbach & Bryan Langholz
Noah Langholz Remembrance Fund