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Humanity alive and well in the valley

Dear Editor:

Our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate wants to thank the amazingly large number of people who have once again rallied in support of others by participating in our sixth Habitat for Humanity fundraising golf event. These people are helping us to execute our mission of giving a hand up (not hand out) to families in need of safer and more affordable homes.

It is remarkable how many people are involved in staging a fundraising event of this size. In addition to the 180 golfers who came to play last Monday at the Roaring Fork Club, there were another 190 people involved in putting on the event – from the amazing team at the Roaring Fork Club (management, golf course maintenance, pro shop and the food and beverage people) to the 48 sponsors, the 53 silent auction donors, the on-site volunteers and the Habitat volunteer board and staff. It was a mass of humanity taking action to help families in need.

We are happy to report another successful round of “Golfing for Habitat!” where we were able to generate substantial resources for our building and land fund. We would like to extend an additional thank you to our key sponsors: Bighorn Toyota and Timbers Resorts for their continued support. Also, thank you to the many individual players, businesses and volunteers who contributed to make this a memorable event; the community support we receive is humbling.

We live in an amazingly supportive community where so many people repeatedly rally together to support others in need in our valley.

Scott Gilbert

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president, Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley

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