Generous Grand County oranizations help mother get back on track
May 3, 2009
To the Editor:
In our difficult times, this is a good/bad story and thank you for putting hope back into my life.
I’m a single mom of two boys, 45 years old, always hard working and independent (I thought). I moved to Kremmling almost a year ago and, because of hard times, have had to move a couple times, relationship problems and the like. I was struggling financially and otherwise worse than any time in my life. Never having to get help from anyone in my life, I felt terrible but was given help from the food bank and Mountain Family Center.
The help I received will never be forgotten. It has helped me slowly get things together for me and my sons. I can’t thank everyone enough. Thanks for helping with a smile, and not making me feel more humiliated or ashamed.
I was recently invited to attend a cooking class ” Operation Frontline Nutrition Class “Eating Right.” I decided to take the class mostly to meet new people. Honestly, I went thinking “what can I learn. I’m a bargain shopper and I’ve cooked for my family all my life.” To my surprise, I learned a lot about nutrition, cooking (very helpful tips), enjoyed it a lot and I met some really great people.
I would like to give special thanks to Mountain Family Center, Operation Frontline, CSU Extension Office, Mandy, Cathy, Linda, Kathleen, the Kremmling Mercantile, and everyone involved or who gives to the Food Bank.
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I have recently received a small raise at work and I am slowly pulling our world together thanks to people helping people. I now have hope back.
Carol J. Sloan