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OUR Center gets $50K donation to launch Pandemic Response Fund

Gift from Golden Triangle Construction in Longmont kicks off OUR Center fund that aims to raise $400,000 by year's end.
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OUR Center Longmont (Photo by Suzanne McBride)

NEWS RELEASE
OUR CENTER
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OUR Center is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift from Golden Triangle Construction, or GTC, in Longmont. This generous contribution is the kickoff for OUR Center’s Pandemic Response Fund.

OUR Center has set a goal of raising $400,000 by Dec. 31 to meet anticipated needs due to COVID-19 for the next six to eight months. OUR Center’s mission is “We help people toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources,” and those served by OUR Center are often the last to recover from financial crises. The resource team is seeing 300% more need than is typical due to the pandemic. Staff anticipates additional requests for food, rent and utility assistance will be needed for many months, if not years. Many of these families have never had to ask for help before.

“Our deepest thanks to Golden Triangle Construction in Longmont for their extremely generous gift of $50,000. GTC recognizes the important work done by OUR Center to help stabilize families’ lives, particularly during the pandemic,” said Marc Cowell, OUR Center Executive Director

Todd Schroeder, GTC president, said, “It is our duty and responsibility, not only as business leaders, but as individuals, to help support our communities when they are in need. The COVID pandemic has affected so many lives in a negative way, and we all need to step up and help. GTC is proud to support the efforts of this amazing organization.”

Just since their pandemic response began on March 16 and through Sept. 15, OUR Center has provided 880 housing and utility vouchers totaling $506,232, served 22,032 meals and provided 9,397 grocery boxes totaling 619,400 pounds.

For more information, contact OUR Center at 303-772-5529 or info@ourcenter.org, or visit ourcenter.org.

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