Craig Briefs: Moffat United Way gets $7,500 grant for program
Moffat County United Way received a $7,500 grant from Anschutz Family Foundation to support its Bridges Out of Poverty program, according to a press release.
Bridges Out of Poverty is a model for economic and social change, sustainability and stability. It inspires innovative solutions in those looking to counter poverty and its impact at all levels in a community. The approach helps employers, higher education, community organizations, social service agencies, hospitals, individuals and others address poverty in a comprehensive way.
Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World classes are part of the Bridges Out of Poverty program. Getting Ahead is a way to analyze one’s own life and to make plans for building personal and family resources. It is designed to be an agenda-free, safe learning experience that can help people make life changes.
“This grant will enable us to enhance our efforts to address poverty and the effect it has on our community,” said Amanda Arnold, community impact coordinator for Moffat County United Way.
The Anschutz Family Foundation supports Colorado nonprofit organizations that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. The foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens.
For more information about Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead, call Amanda Arnold at 970-326-6222.
Craig Rotary Club is selling Christmas trees
The Lions Club is no longer going to do the Christmas tree sales this year. The Craig Rotary Club is taking over the outreach for the community. The trees will be in the lot next to McDonald’s where they have always been sold. The Christmas tree sale will continue until the trees are sold. The sales hours are: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The tree prices are: Canaan fir, 5 to 6 feet, $45; 6 to 7 feet, $55; Michigan Douglas fir 5 to 6 feet, $35; 6 to 8 feet, $50; 8 to 10 feet, $85; Scotch pine 6 to 7 feet, $45. If you have any questions or would like to schedule another time to pick up a tree contact Randy Looper at 970-629-0654 or the Elk Run Inn.
Health care premiums are dropping for the first time in a long time, and for the individual marketplace on the Western Slope, premiums are going down dramatically.