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Weekly Newsletter September 2nd

Testimonial from Deena McClellan, Volunteer:


"Hi, I'm Deena McClellan. In April, like many others, my day job as a teacher left me home bound. The lack of physical activity was making life feel really dark and I HAD to do something to turn myself around, that's when I began volunteering with UCFR. I had to get out of my house and do something that made me whole again. I have enjoyed helping our community with home deliveries, as it has opened my eyes to see the challenges that others are enduring. My favorite experiences are hearing the gratitude in the clients voices once the delivery is made. I once received a grateful voice message (that I have saved) from a woman who was tearfully appreciative of the delivery I had just left her. These tender moments make volunteering even more rewarding and keeps me from falling back into that darkness."

UPCOMING EVENT

Chalk the Walk

When: Saturday, September 19th from 6pm-8pm

Where: 300 E 100 N Orem, UT 84057 (The “All Together Playground” at Orem City Park)

Come participate in making chalk street art under the topic of “charity, service, and kindness”. You can register at the link below to be a contestant. There will be prizes awarded to the top three art pieces. (1st Place: $100 Visa Gift Card, 2nd Place: $50 Visa Gift Card, 3rd Place: $25 Visa Gift Card). ALL CONTESTANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER. Contestants also must bring their own chalk. You can have a group of up to 3 individuals assisting on one art piece.

If you would just like to come and observe, that would be great as well. There will be music, snacks, and the opportunity to see artwork relating to service and charity. All guests will be required to wear masks and will be required to be socially distant from individuals not in the group they came with. We are so excited to see you there!

REGISTER TO COMPETE OR ATTEND

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Food Box Delivery [Drivers Needed]

Every Wednesday at 10:30am, we have multiple volunteers go to 1102 W 400 N, SLC, UT 84116 to pick up free food boxes to deliver to Earth Community Garden Food Pantry clients. These clients are individuals who are struggling financially and are in high risk categories for contracting COVID-19. If you would like to sign up, please click on this link and add your name/phone number, and our Volunteer Coordinator will send you all the necessary information. This typically takes one hour.

EARTH COMMUNITY GARDENS SIGN UP

Download/Join SLACK Channel

If you haven’t had the chance yet, please download the SLACK APP and join our channel. This is where delivery requests come in and you will have the opportunity to serve people in your area and make deliveries.

Like and Share Social Media Pages

Facebook: Facebook Page

Instagram: @utahcrisisfoodresponse

GROUP UPDATES

501(c)(3) Status

We have been working with an attorney to be officially incorporated and recognized as a non-profit entity by the State of Utah. We anticipate this happening within the next couple weeks. We also are beginning the process with the same attorney to register as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This will most likely take about 6 months to complete. We are excited for the amazing growth and participation we are seeing across the Wasatch Front. Good times are ahead!!

Growth

In the last month, our volunteers have made 60 deliveries to 35 different households. We are so happy that we are expanding to better meet the needs of those in the state of Utah. We anticipate much more to come and are excited to serve with you!

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