Neighborly assistance much appreciated |

Neighborly assistance much appreciated

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the participants of the clinic and of the staff, the board and everyone else at the Woody Creek Community Center, I would like to thank the donors and volunteers of the Neighborhood Clinic at Woody Creek. In 2012, we have received essential grants from the following organizations: the Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund, the Aspen Community Foundation and most recently the Thrift Shop of Aspen. Without this generous funding, our programs would not be possible and we would not be able to continue in our mission “to promote the well-being of individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley by providing free health services.”

In addition to our financial supporters, we rely on the donation of time and expertise provided by our volunteer medical experts. These volunteers include Peg O’Brien, Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. John Hughes, Dr. Madeleine McDowell and Mary Blakley. Their compassion and care are the heart of our organization.

Collaboration with several community organizations has allowed us to expand upon our programming. These organizations include Aspen Community Health, the Aspen Counseling Center, Colorado West, the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, Pitkin County Health and Human Services and the Manaus Foundation. Individuals within these agencies who champion our mission include Liz Stark, Jennifer Eckhardt, Dr. Andrea Pazdera, Michele Lueck, Veronica Felix and Janeth Niebla.

I am truly humbled and grateful for the support of those mentioned above and numerous others who have made the Neighborhood Clinic at Woody Creek a community asset.

To find out more about our program, please visit

Sarah Kuhn

Program director, the Neighborhood Clinic at Woody Creek

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