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Colorado Grand donates $50,000 to Summit County’s good causes

Summit County Cares

The Summit County Cares Holiday fundraiser is working to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31 for Summit County’s largest emergency assistance fund. Last year the community raised $60,000 to help over 900 locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or in need of medical care. All of the donations are used to pay rent, utility or medical bills. Please donate to the Summit County Cares fund at http://www.SummitFoundation.org or mail checks to Summit Foundation P.O. Box 4000, Breckenridge, CO 80435.

Domus Pacis Family Respite benefit concert Dec. 28

The Beatles group “1964 The Tribute” will be holding a concert to benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite on Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. General seating tickets are $40 while VIP seating with photo opportunity are $50. Tickets can be purchased now online (www.BreckenridgeRiverwalkCenter.com) or at the box office on Dec. 26, 27 or 28 at 150 Adams Ave, Breckenridge. For more information call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Domus Pacis has provided over 85 respites for families going through their cancer journey (many of which are end of life) this year, through the generosity of the Summit County community. Over 95 homes/rental units have been donated and volunteers and a number of businesses have provided meals and activities at no charge.

Colorado Grand donates $50,000

The 2013 edition of the Colorado Grand — a 1,000-mile rally tour with some the world’s finest vintage and classic collector automobiles — recently donated $50,000 to five local organizations.

At the Flight for Life in Frisco hangar for the presentations are, front row, left to right, Kathy Reed, CASA of the Continental Divide ($15,000); Joni Budden, Family & Intercultural Resource Center ($5,000); Susan O’Brien, League for Animals and People of the Summit ($5,000); Brian Edney, Summit County Library ($5,000); Deb Edwards, Summit Medical Center Health Initiatives Foundation ($20,000); Peter Werlin, RN, Flight for Life; and Eddie O’Brien, Colorado Grand. Back row: Flight for Life pilot Bud Wheeler, engineer Tony McKee and Jill Stoffels, a RN in Durango.

“The Colorado Grand started by forming a relationship with the Colorado State Patrol and CSP’s Family Foundation,” said O’Brien, the community liaison for the Colorado Grand. “The foundation receives our largest donation yearly, and is an active, positive, immediate influence on CSP families that need assistance during times of illness, injury and death of a member of the patrol. It also provides financial aid for scholarships for the kids of CSP members.” Colorado communities receiving grants from the 25th annual rally included Salida, Walden, Paonia and Hotchkiss, and Moab, Utah.

Compiled by Jessica Smith. Send her your nonprofit news at jsmith@summitdaily.com.


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