Jerome remodel good for Habitat for Humanity
Thank you for your recent, informative front-page story on the Hotel Jerome’s exciting and extensive remodel. We are delighted to read that the character of this historic Aspen landmark hotel will be retained and quite frankly amazed that the guest experience is slated to be elevated to an even higher level.
As president of Habitat for Humanity here in the valley, I also want to thank general manager Tony DiLucia and the hotel’s ownership group, Don Wilson and DRW Trading, for their upcoming donation to Habitat’s ReStore here in the valley. We are pleased with Tony’s commitment to having the items coming out of the hotel be “repurposed” and not end up in the landfill. We also are thrilled they are supporting our local nonprofit (which builds homes with locals in need of a hand up, not handout, and also helps with critical home improvements for others in need, which we call “A Brush With Kindness”).
As the August start to the remodel approaches, Habitat will have a website with pictures of the items, including all of the guest-suite furniture, carpets and fixtures from the rooms and bathrooms as well as many of the “public space” furniture and fixtures (e.g., furniture, chandeliers and drapes). These items will then be available for sale in our ReStore, like they have been with the prior generous donations from local hotels such as The Little Nell and St. Regis Aspen, which were big hits with locals. Habitat is delighted that we will be able to help get these wonderful items, coming out of the hotel, into people’s homes and businesses.
If people are interested in being alerted when the website goes live, or if they have questions, they can email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thank you, editor, for your paper’s support of local sustainable nonprofits and recycling. And of course, a huge thank-you to Tony and Don for their significant support of the community … and preserving an Aspen landmark.
Scott Gilbert, president
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley
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