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Readers Say Thanks

The Dundee Fund throws in the towel

After 4.5 years, the Dundee Dog Wash Memorial Fund fondly tips its hats and says all good things must come to an end. Our main core of volunteers have dedicated more than 50 months and 1,200 hours and raised in excess of $50,000 for the Dundee cause to improve and save the lives of many beloved cats and dogs. Our concept of a self-help and pay-it-forward fundraiser worked well for a number of years. Lately, for reasons we don’t fully understand, we have seen a decline in volunteer participation from our recipients. This has put a strain on the resources of our core volunteers, and for that reason it is time for us to end the monthly dog washes. We are so grateful for all the wonderful support we have received from this community, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank our loyal dirty dogs and their faithful owners for coming to see us every month. So, covered in suds and dog hair, we bid you a fond adieu.

Thank you from,

Jenna and James Mitchell, Laurie Raymond and Jeanne Huyser

Locals donate bikes to Tanzania

Thank you to a group of generous locals for donating bikes and time to the Bicycles for Humanity Colorado goal to send used mountain bikes to Tanzania, Kenya and Namibia. Each year Bicycles for Humanity Colorado strives to send three to four shipping containers of 400 bikes each to these African nations to aid those in need of simple, reliable transportation.

Thanks to Kent Rose of the Eagle Masonic Lodge, Diane Argo, Greg Jeung, Donna Riley, Cher Vincent, Heather Reidmo, Kari Porter, Rachel Babbitt-Schlepp, Genevieve Joelle Villamizar, Jim and Cate Love and the city of Glenwood Springs for donating used bikes, publicity and helping arrange transportation to Boulder.

The Bicycles for Humanity director and board were thrilled to receive the donation, the first non-Front Range metro area bikes donated. We hope to gather another batch of used bikes from the Roaring Fork and Eagle Valley this October for the late fall shipment. If you have an adult-sized mountain bike that is not being used or you are thinking about upgrading, please consider donating to this worthy cause and thanks for encouraging others you know to contribute. All bike and cash donations (for covering the shipping container cost) are tax deductible.

To learn more, please go to the Bicycles for Humanity Colorado website or Facebook page where you can let them know you’d like to donate your bike and are located in the Roaring Fork or Eagle Valley. Local announcements will also be made this October in this paper.

Ellie Caryl and Andrew McGregor

Glenwood Springs

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