A landmark donation
Dear Editor:We would like to thank the anonymous Aspen resident who donated a stunning art glass fountain to Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley this week. For those who didn’t see the photo published in Tuesday’s paper, the 7-foot tall, 500-plus pound, green glass fountain glistened in the Aspen sun as it was lowered by crane to the ground from a second-floor balcony on Ute Avenue on Monday.The fountain, originally purchased from the Rachael Collection in Aspen, is the most valuable single item donated to Habitat Roaring Fork to date. Pending verification of the artist, the piece will be accordingly priced and placed for sale at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Boutique in Cattle Creek. This amazing donation is currently on display, and as with all items sold in the Habitat ReStore, proceeds benefit the construction of Habitat homes built in partnership with local families. Not only will such a valuable donation go a long way in funding Habitat construction, it adds to the nearly 70 tons of material that Habitat Roaring Fork has salvaged from the local landfill since 2007 with the ReStore donation program. This donation was only made possible due to the amazing outpouring of support from local businesses. We would like to thank Rick’s Crane Service for donating their crane and time, Brikor Associates for making the donation possible, and Olde Towne Moving & Storage for their donated time, truck, and ongoing support – recently named as one of Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley’s 2009 Business Partners of the Year.Alicia Herring ReStore acquisitions coordinatorHabitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley
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