Donors rise to the challenge, meet $30,000 goal

Donors rise to the challenge, meet $30,000 goal

Wow! We met the Love Glenwood Springs Challenge Grant goal of $30,000 in less than SEVEN WEEKS!

The challenge grant was offered by the City of Glenwood Springs in a unanimous vote by City Council on Dec. 5. The city offered to match, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000 in funding raised from the community. That’s on top of a generous $20,000 grant the city also awarded on Dec. 5.

We are pleased, honored, grateful and inspired to announce that we have met and exceeded the $30,000 goal.

As of Jan. 21, the Citizens’ Alliance received $31,532 from 84 donors, including 71 individuals and 13 businesses, reported Stephen Bershenyi, GSCA treasurer.

“I continue to be humbled and thankful for this wonderful community in which we live,” said Bershenyi.

Thanks to all these generous donations, the Citizens’ Alliance now has about $100,000 in funding for 2020. We are planning a series of community events and actions, yard sign and sticker giveaways, advertising, and a big presence at Strawberry Days (June 19-21).

Our first event of the year is the Love Glenwood Springs Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Feb. 8. More info below.

We will also be fully engaged in analyzing the RMR proposal, tracking the BLM permit process, alerting supporters when comments are needed, and developing convincing arguments that everyone can use in opposition to the quarry expansion proposal.

Donations to help our cause are always welcome, and additional funding will help our all-volunteer organization to do even more in 2020. If you missed out on the Challenge Grant, please consider making a donation by check (preferred) or through PayPal on the LoveGlenwood.org website.

Wow! We met the Love Glenwood Springs Challenge Grant goal of $30,000 in less than SEVEN WEEKS!

The challenge grant was offered by the City of Glenwood Springs in a unanimous vote by City Council on Dec. 5. The city offered to match, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000 in funding raised from the community. That’s on top of a generous $20,000 grant the city also awarded on Dec. 5.

We are pleased, honored, grateful and inspired to announce that we have met and exceeded the $30,000 goal.

As of Jan. 21, the Citizens’ Alliance received $31,532 from 84 donors, including 71 individuals and 13 businesses, reported Stephen Bershenyi, GSCA treasurer.

“I continue to be humbled and thankful for this wonderful community in which we live,” said Bershenyi.

Thanks to all these generous donations, the Citizens’ Alliance now has about $100,000 in funding for 2020. We are planning a series of community events and actions, yard sign and sticker giveaways, advertising, and a big presence at Strawberry Days (June 19-21).

Our first event of the year is the Love Glenwood Springs Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Feb. 8. More info below.

We will also be fully engaged in analyzing the RMR proposal, tracking the BLM permit process, alerting supporters when comments are needed, and developing convincing arguments that everyone can use in opposition to the quarry expansion proposal.

Donations to help our cause are always welcome, and additional funding will help our all-volunteer organization to do even more in 2020. If you missed out on the Challenge Grant, please consider making a donation by check (preferred) or through PayPal on the LoveGlenwood.org website.

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