Snowmass community fund raising money in February |

Snowmass community fund raising money in February

Once again, it’s “Open Your Heart” month in Snowmass Village. The campaign raises funds and awareness for the Snowmass Village Community Outreach Fund, established more than 20 years ago to assist people living and working in Snowmass Village.

The amounts given from the Community Outreach Fund range from $200 to $1,000. The funds help cover unexpected emergencies for Snowmass residents, including rent, medical and dental bills, family emergencies, education expenses, legal expenses and the like. In the last four years, the fund has helped more than 40 people.

“As the saying goes, ‘it takes a village,’ and our Snowmass Village has proven to be a caring, tightly knit community,” said Nancy Ferguson, member of outreach fund board.

The fund’s greatest source of income is the annual “Open Your Heart” campaign during the month of February. Supporters can purchase hearts that range in price from $5 to $100 in honor of someone or in their memory. The hearts make a colorful display on the walls of Alpine Bank in Snowmass Village, and the bank generously matches all donations for hearts purchased there.

Look for volunteers at Alpine Bank and the Village Center throughout the month of February. If you miss us, donations can always be made at the Alpine Bank teller window.

The current board of directors for the fund is Marion Garrett, Betsy Burns Sima, Robert DeWetter, Nancy Ferguson, Marylou Farrell and Tyler Newton.

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