Community reaches out to help Granby in time of greatest need |

Community reaches out to help Granby in time of greatest need

(Originally published June 10, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News)

People are reaching out to help the town of Granby.

The outpouring of support for businesses and individuals hurt by the bulldozer disaster has been tremendous. Some of that support was in evidence at the Granby Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday nights.

Sharon Brenner, executive director for the Granby Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber is working to keep lines of communication open, both on thone and on the internet using Grand County Internet Services. It has also hired Gaylene Ore as the public relations liaison working with the chamber and the town in this effort.

She said the Granby Community Relief Fund is up and running. It has $4,200 in it already. More money has been pledged. It was started with $1,000 in seed money provided by High Country Radio, the radio station entity that owns the radio station in Grand County.

“There are several other fund-raising efforts that are in the works,” Brenner said.

Brenner and the chamber were thanked by the board. The Granby Community Relief Fund is also continuing to accept donations and is ready to make money available for help to those businesses or individuals who need it.

The Grand Foundation is officially making an offer of assistance known even though it has completed its annual funding cycle.

“We’re really proud to be a part of the Granby community,” said Sheri Lock, a member of the Grand Foundation Board. “We just want you to know that the Grand Foundation will help in any way that we can.”

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