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Minturn Families in Need

$6,211 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 56 people in 7 months

Local families need help! With a recent structure fire exposing hazardous living conditions within their trailer park, several displaced Minturn families and individuals are in need of safe housing.

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If you or anyone you know are able to help, please consider contributing and spreading the word. Funds are being raised to support getting these Eagle County locals into safe housing, but everyone knows that's not cheap in the Vail Valley. We're trying to raise money for immediate lodging needs as most of these families only have housing through April 2nd. Additionally; first, last and security deposit funds for a safe, long-term housing solution. 100% of proceeds will go to the Minturn Community Fund's Neighbors in Need program for the direct use by these displaced locals. The Minturn Community Fund will match all contributions up to a total of $5000.00!

Minturn Families in Need Vail Daily article 

Minturn Structure Fire Vail Daily article 

28780616_15225417640_r.jpegphoto by Eagle River Fire Protection District

Minturn Families Matter! Any contribution is appreciated! 

A special thanks to the following agencies and organizations who have helped throughout this process:
Eagle River Fire Protection District, Vail Fire and Emergency Services, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Vail Public Safety Communications Center, Xcel Energy, SafeBuilt, the Vail Valley Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Avon Comfort Inn, the Vail Bunkhouse and the Minturn Community Fund.

28780616_15225413220_r.jpegphoto by Eagle River Fire Protection District

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Hello Donors of "Minturn Families in Need,"

I'm excited to announce that the Town of Minturn has issued donation checks to the families in need! All checks were hand delivered or picked up here at town hall. A huge thanks to everyone for your support. If you have any questions, please let us know as the Town Treasurer has copies of all paperwork.

I will now be withdrawing the funds from the gofundme account to reimburse the Town. To make clear, the funds are being withdrawn in my name as the Manager for the Town of Minturn, and deposited in the same Town of Minturn account from which the donation checks were written.

Thanks again for everyone for the amazing support. It's been a heartwarming process to see the generosity of our local community. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me as I'm happy to help!

Michelle Metteer
Town Manager
Minturn, Colorado
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The Town of Minturn, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army met to review the progress to date on the temporary and long-term housing needs for the displaced Minturn families. With the amazing level of support received from the community, we're able to provide temporary lodging until Monday, April 16th. Efforts will then turn to funding long-term housing options with the remaining funds going toward first/last/deposit efforts.

Thank you again to everyone for your contributions. We've currently raised $5,636 through the gofundme campaign and with the matching funds from the Minturn Community Fund we're at a total of $10, 636.
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Minturn Families in Need has reached 53% of its goal. Thanks to Sharfstein, Donald and The.
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We're continuing to see contributions coming in...thank you everyone! With the help of the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Minturn Community Fund lodging has been secured through Thursday for some and into next week for others. The families are also starting to apply for new rental applications, so everything is moving forward.

Good things are happening! Thank you again and more info to come.
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Raised by 56 people in 7 months
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