Local Love: Crested Butte/Gunnison

Hi Friends,

What a week this has been.  Fast-paced, ever-evolving, and tough to keep up with. With Vail officially announcing their one-week closure and numerous businesses choosing or being forced to modify their operations, there's no doubt that this epidemic is affecting us in one way or another.

One thing that is certain is how amazing our community and it brings a huge smile to my face to see so many stepping up and offering to help out. I wanted to put this out there to see if we can concentrate and join our efforts to better serve this community.  We have created a page called Local Love.  The intent of this page is to have a focused area for us to communicate, coordinate delivery schedules and also collect funds for those that are being most affected.  I know there are many, and some that I initially thought to focus on are the following:

High Risk Population:  many are self-quarantining for good reason and let's keep them stocked with all the essentials and meds they may need delivered during this time of isolation.  As well, any letters, words of encouragement are helpful to keep our locals healthy of body and mind.

Service Industry & Hourly Wage Workers:  Many folks depend on the busy March season for racking up hours or the generous tips of our locals and visitors.  Going into off-season without these funds will be uncomfortable and downright scary for few. Let's help them out.

We have created the Local Love Go Fund me Page. These funds will go towards supplies that will be bagged and delivered on a weekly schedule. For our second homeowners that are not here to physically help with deliveries, this is a great way to show support to help those that we rely on most get through this time.

And friends remember, this storm is temporary and this too shall pass.  We do have some community members that will greatly feel these short-term effects, so let's rally to help make this easier on them.

We are in the process of detailing out the objects to be delivered with each box and will post the contents once confirmed. Much love and stay safe and sane everyone.

Donations ()

  • Michael & Mariet Cyrus 
    • $500 
    • 2 hrs
  • Rossi Phillips 
    • $50 
    • 16 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 19 hrs
  • Tom Loughlin 
    • $500 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 4 d
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Fundraising team: Local Love Team (2)

Heather Connor 
Raised $325 from 5 donations
Crested Butte, CO
Madeline Artac 
Team member
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