Emergency Giving Tuesday – How Members of The Success Foundation are Getting Involved

Today, Colorado Gives Day is hosting an “Emergency Giving Tuesday.” With the spread of COVID-19, our community is working together to provide the much needed support our local organizations need to help those struggling in Northern Colorado. The Success Foundation Board, Staff, and Volunteers have been individually supporting different organizations that are severely impacting our community right now.

Board Member, Lindsay Salazar, President of Tigre Radio, is helping her community by providing resources for listeners on both their website and social media. Tigre Radio has created a specific tab on the website that gives viewers and listeners access to resources in both Northern and Southern Colorado (their coverage areas). Health, money, clothing, public library resources, incarcerated individuals, insurance, immigration, victim advocates, youth leadership, substance and mental health, business growth, HIV assistance, opioid rehabilitation, census, and general aid information are all provided. Lindsay says Tigre Radio hopes to become a “go to” source of information for their listeners. Click here to view the many resources on Tigre Radio’s website.

Our Marketing Committee Chair, Mistie Trefry, serves as the Youth Program Director at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum (CMRM). CMRM has been working to provide STEM kits for children to work on at home. They have provided over 400 kits to our student community, and host a live educational video on social media for them to follow along with at home. Units have included paleontology and excavation, structures, and solar energy. Join in on the educational fun here.

Board Member, Mike Shoop, has provided support through both the Shoop Family Foundation, and Professional Finance Company. Shoop has chosen to support the United Way Weld Recovers Fund and the Greeley Area Relief Fund. The Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief has been designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations in the Weld County Area that are involved in supporting populations that have been affected by the outbreak. Click here for more information. The Greeley Area Relief Fund was created by the Greeley Chamber of Commerce and is designed to provide funding and support for businesses that are being impacted by COVID-19. The funding is for local businesses and is meant to address timing gaps in funding not readily supported by federal assistance. It’s a short-term relief program for businesses that have been hit the hardest, offering immediate relief. For more information, click here.

Staff Members Julie Hill and Susan McKenzie have been supporting the Weld County Food Bank. The food bank has seen an increased need for food in our community. Their mission is to ensure no one in our community goes hungry and so they are continuing to provide services as they are needed now more than ever. The Weld County Food Bank has provided 37,128 individuals with meals that were served through the Mobile Food Pantry, Emergency Food Boxes, Backpack Program, and Senior Feeding Program. For more information on assistance or to get involved, click here.

There are many little ways to get involved during this difficult time. From volunteering to monetary support, helping your high-risk friends and neighbors with groceries, or simply dining out at one of our local restaurants once a week, little actions make a big impact. We’re challenging you to continue to step up and support the various organizations that are supporting the gaps in our community right now. We are all in this together. We are Greeley Strong!

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