HOPE of the
P.O. Box 532
Fruita, CO 81521
A hand up, not a hand out
B.L. Realty is committed to giving back to our community.
When the opportunity came to serve on
the board for Hope of the Grand Valley
I jumped at the chance. Their mission statement "provide a hand up not a hand out" speaks to me in many ways. This ties directly to what we at B.L. Realty want to support in our community.
On a personal level it speaks to me because when my husband and I first started our journey together and brought children into our life we had to make difficult choices so we could be there for our family.
Family is the most important part of life. It is such a blessing to be part of an organization where we can build relationships with families and help them grow to create a stronger home.
I look forward to my service on the board offering support when and where needed.
I’m passionate about Hope of the Grand Valley’s mission. I believe in lending a helping hand to those who are already working hard to help themselves. I decided to serve on the board because the people that Hope of the Grand Valley are helping are the people I want to help. I love the fact that as people are receiving assistance from Hope of the Grand Valley they are also being taught valuable life skills for their journey to self-sustainability.
I joined the Board of Directors because I am in strong agreement with the mission and vision to assist low-income families who were working hard and managing to stay off government programs. I feel a passion to lend my skills wherever they were needed by contributing to the Board of Directors, helping with the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program, and providing practical life skills coaching to strengthen the coping skills of struggling families.
Hope of the Grand Valley came into my life in 2016 during their Christmas program. I heard about HOTGV by way of the PSA on TV. I answered the call for homemade cookies that were needed for their Christmas Party.
After I dropped the cookies off, I was given a tour of the "Christmas" that was being provided for deserving families in our community. I was overwhelmed by what I heard and what I saw.
I knew then and there that I wanted to be a part of this organization and give my support in any way that I could.
For all of my adult life, one of my core beliefs has been that is if something is worth having, it is worth the hard work it takes to achieve it.
I simply do not believe in handouts when there is not commitment from the recipient. Hence, when I learned about Hope of the Grand Valley, I realized that their philosophy meshes closely to what I believe.
That is why I choose to be a Hope of the Grand Valley supporter and board member.
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