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Cemex gives back to community groups that support women

The cement plant donated personal items and food to the nonprofits
Cemex donates 325 pounds of food to local food pantry

Cemex Lyons Cement Plant chose to donate to two local nonprofit groups that support women in need within the Lyons community, Haven Ridge and Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund, or LEAF, in celebration of International Women’s Day in March.

Haven Ridge provides support and housing to at-risk mothers, unhoused women and transgender individuals, preparing them to thrive on their own. Cemex donated $2,000 of personal and household items to the nonprofit organization which included blankets, sleeping bags, paper towels, shampoo, lotion, soap and toothpaste.

“We’re thankful for community partners like Cemex who help provide for our at-risk women, transgender individuals and their children. Personal and household items are expensive, and contributions like this help us ensure we can provide quality goods and services for those we support,” said Shanan Collins, Haven Ridge director of operations and programming. 

LEAF offers human services such as mental health assistance, Meals on Wheels, food assistance and more to people in Allenspark, Lyons, Ward, Raymond and Pinewood Springs. Cemex donated 325 pounds of food to the nonprofit’s food pantry. 

“We're serving 45-50 households each week these days. I would estimate up to 40 women - either in women-led households, women-with-partner households or multi-generational households. The supply that Cemex gave us will help our purchase budget go that much farther, and we're going to need every bit we can get,” said Lori Barton, LEAF executive director. 

“Cemex is proud to support mission-driven organizations that help strengthen the Greater Lyons community. International Women’s Day brings a wonderful opportunity to give back and acknowledge the contributions made by women within our community and at our company,” said Michael Clausen, corporate social responsibility manager at Cemex.


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