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The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers have been awarded a grant of $12,000 for emergency assistance and $25,000 for general operating support by the Aspen Community Foundation, administrative director Jenny Lindsay said.

The grant will be used to provide health related services and case management to students and families in the Roaring Fork School District, including Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

The mission of the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is to connect families, schools and communities to improve student health, well-being and academic achievement.

Through the Student Health and Well-Being Program the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers connect students who are having difficulty in school due to health, family or social issues with community resources.

The centers assist students and their families in gaining access to health care and other community services by helping them to navigate the system. They provide transportation and translation if these are barriers, work to ensure that the services received are integrated and coordinated, and help families obtain funding for needed services when they do not have the means.

The 115th annual “Most Fun Town in America” Strawberry Days Festival is looking for volunteers for the information booth, the parade and environmentally focused “Green Strawberries” team. “Green Strawberry” business and organizations will be tasked with educating festival attendees about proper sorting of recyclables, compostables and trash. This is the first time Strawberry Days has strived for zero waste and we need your help.

The Strawberry Days volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, organizations and businesses are a fun way to get involved in the community, catch up with old friends and meet new people. Strawberry Days takes place June 15, 16 and 17 at Sayre (Strawberry) Park. If you or your business is interested in volunteering at this year’s Strawberry Days Festival, please contact Angie at the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 970-945-0784.

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