Earlier this winter, local photographer Jon Secord committed to contribute 25% of his photography sales between the period of November 15 and December 15 to Genesis Behavioral Health (Genesis). During this time frame he was able to raise $500 for the organization through his photography sales. MVSB has exceeded their promise to match Secord’s donation, by adding an additional $1500 to bring the donation to $2000.
Secord began this charitable endeavor on his own last year, when he raised $225 for Genesis during the holiday season. “When I did this last year, I had no idea how much I would be able to contribute, but I learned that even a small amount makes a big difference. This year I decided to seek out a community partner in hopes that I could make an even larger impact and I was so thrilled when MVSB decided to join in my efforts to help this great organization,” said Secord.
“We are so inspired by Jon’s mission to give back through his talent as an artist and we are honored to be a recipient of his efforts,” said Kristen Welch, Director of Development and Communications for Genesis Behavioral Health. Genesis plans to use the funds to purchase cold weather clothing for local children and families this winter.
Secord specializes in New England landscape photography, especially the mountain, lakes and seacoast regions of the New Hampshire, and Hermit Island in Bath, Maine. His photography can be viewed and purchased at www.jsecordphoto.com.
Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,600 children, adults, elders and their families throughout the Lakes Region, working in collaboration with other health care providers, schools, law enforcement and court officials, public health, and businesses. The mission of Genesis Behavioral Health is to provide essential services that enhance the emotional and mental health of our communities. For more information, visit www.genesisbh.org or call (603)524-1100.
Photo Caption: Local photographer Jon Secord (left) presents a print and check to Kristen Welch, Director of Development and Communications for Genesis Behavioral Health (right).