Yes, You Canned, and You Did! Food Drive Success!
“This means so much, every can helps!” said Mabel Bogeart regarding the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive as she sat surrounded by bountiful bags of canned goods and other essential food items, donated during the month of October. “It’s twice as much as we’ved ever collected!”
So give yourself a round of applause, Leadville! You answered the challenge and put together local events and programs to help restock the four food banks that serve Lake County’s residents in need.
In addition to the dry goods, each food center, which includes Lake County Senior Center, St. George’s Church, First Presbyterian Church of Leadville, and Holy Family Parish, will also receive financial support.
The proceeds from area donation jars were divided equally, allowing each to receive $150 in cash and a $25 grocery gift card.
Building off the success of this year’s efforts. Bogeart hopes that all participates will put the Neighbors to Neighbors food drive on their October calendars and plan to start or expand a program or event to make sure that local food banks don’t ever come to dangerously low levels again, especially heading into the colder, winter months.
“Thank you to everyone, this year was overwhelming!” said Bogeart. “And remember, what you give comes back to you!”
Those interested in participating or giving to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive, may also contact Mabel Bogeart directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 719-486-0259.
Another Neighbor, Amigo Necesita Ayuda, Por Favor
Local efforts are underway to assist Jorge Moreno of Leadville with medical expenses associated with his surgery for cancer & hospital bills, according to family friend Karla Alder. Family and friends have established a Go Fund Me account to facilitate online donations and also have created a bank account at Wells Fargo (Acct # 2673544975) in Vail.
For those who may not know Moreno, he has lived in Leadville for 7 of his 22 years in the mountain region with his wife Yolanda, whom many may know from their exceptional tile work. Younger residents may also know the couple’s three children: Jorge Jr., 20; daughter Jennifer, 17; and 13-year-old son Joahan.
Family, friends and neighbors are asked to help this local family in any amount, or manner, that they can. Thank you.