Post Independent opinion: Join us in donating to the Emergency Assistance Fund
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram are once again partnering with Aspen Community Foundation to campaign for the Emergency Assistance Fund, and we are asking for your help.
By providing assistance with housing, utilities, or medical and dental expenses, the Emergency Assistance Fund provides direct assistance to local individuals and families who find themselves in financial crisis.
This fund also distributes money to five organizations serving those in need from Aspen to Parachute: Alpine Legal Services, Catholic Charities – Western Slope Regional Office, LIFT-UP, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers and Salvation Army.
One hundred percent of the money raised during this campaign goes to local nonprofits and emergency assistance services, and all of the money raised is handed out in the form of grants each year. This means that every dollar that is donated this year will go to individuals and families in need.
There is no more effective way to support the nonprofit organizations that perform essential services in our Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. Aspen Community Foundation relies on community members to support those in need, and its confidence in you has been borne out each year.
Last year during this campaign, $140,000 was raised.
One of the most important goals of this campaign is participation by as many people as possible. This is a neighbor to neighbor campaign. Please help us show those in need that we are a community that takes care of its own.
A donation of any size makes a difference. If everyone from Aspen to Parachute were to contribute just $5, more than $400,000 would be available to keep our community vibrant, strong and intact.
Donations can be sent to the
Emergency Assistance Fund:
c/o Aspen Community Foundation
110 E. Hallam St. Suite 126, Aspen, CO 81611
Please make checks payable to Aspen Community Foundation or donate online at http://www.aspencommunityfoundation.org.
In addition to the Emergency Assistance Fund contributions, food items can be dropped off at Aspen Community Foundation, located in the Red Brick in Aspen, or at The Aspen Times, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent or The Citizen Telegram in Rifle. These items will be distributed to area LIFT-UP food pantries to ensure that they reach those in need. Last year, more than 1,000 food items were contributed to this timely and worthy cause.
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