Thank you letter: BEDA Energy and Food Drive
October 14, 2010
The Grand County Business and Economic Association (BEDA) would like to thank the volunteers and community for supporting the Energy for Food drive. Participants generously donated over 1,000 pounds of food to local food banks during the event. Over 400 compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs were distributed. The food helped fill shelves at the Church of Eternal Hills, Trinity in the Pines, Our Lady of the Snow and the Mountain Family Center. In North Park, the shelves at the Mountain View Baptist Church food bank were filled to overflowing. Donations of $450 were raised for the food banks.
A heartfelt thanks to all who made this happen: Mountain Parks Electric for donating the CFL’s and Rosemary Knerr for her determination to support our community. The great staff of City Market, The Kremmling Mercantile and the North Park Super, who were enthusiastic, accommodating and encouraging.
Thanks to Marie Hedrick of Dancing River Consulting who designed a great bookmark to bring awareness to hunger and energy efficiency in our community and KopyKat who donated the printing.
It couldn’t have happened without the commitment from the volunteers who staffed the food drops – Sam Henderhan, Andi Lance, Rosemary Knerr and Deb Greene from Mountain Parks Electric, BEDA board members, Deb Bondi and Liz Woolf, Liz’s daughter Grace and her friend Alexa Anderberg, Infinite West board member Tom Harris and his daughter Anna Lyn and Sarah Wilderman from Samaritan Ministries. In North Park, the Future Farmers of America got behind the effort: Luis Escobedo, Kevin Richard, Dalton Edmunds, and Alex Telk joined forces with Bev Andrus and Richard from the Mountain View Baptist Church.
Community Energy Coordinator for BEDA