Letter: A spirit of solutions
I am deeply touched by something I learned about Brian Pawl, the chief building official for Pitkin County. I left Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing a few months back. We worked hard to make the camp viable and a place where everyone feels welcome. However, the camp needs a ton of work to be up to code with the county. As a nonprofit, money is never flowing in to fix all the things on the list. I recently learned that Brian is heading up efforts to recruit volunteers from the county to assist Aspen Camp with its Volunteer Work Weekend on May 16 and 17. Instead of presenting Aspen Camp with a list of problems, he is setting out to present solutions. He said he is “committed to making a difference at this site” and plans to “invest my time over the next few Saturdays and probably a few days during their volunteer session, as well.” That’s the real spirit of this great community! That’s what will keep Aspen Camp going for another 47 years. I hope more people will sign up to make that difference. Thank you!
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