Red Lodge Community Foundation grateful for support

To the Editor:
The staff and highly engaged volunteers of the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation would like to thank
the community for all of the continuous support. As we approach Fun Run 10 and celebrate “A Decade
of Giving”, we honor the tremendous community support, without which we wouldn’t be able to serve the community as we do today. Through the generous donations of time, money, and ideas, the Fun Run alone has raised over 1.2 million dollars in the first nine years. Hey, that is a lot of love for and from this community! Thank you for creating a foundation that brings caring neighbors together from all walks of life to improve the quality of our town and lives. –Marti Lauf , Non-profit Resource Thank you for being such an involved community. I enjoy working for the community and the experience I’ve gained. I am proud to call Red Lodge my home for over 60 years! – Amy Hetland, Experience Works Volunteer Thank you for being involved and invested in our youth. The Future of Montana: Volunteer Corps focuses on local youth, connecting them to volunteer opportunities, and providing outreach to meet their needs. The positive
response and outpouring of support for our youth is inspirational. – Rue Freeman, Youth Coordinator
Thank you for supporting the talented artists who have chosen to call Red Lodge their home. You not only are helping to ‘birth’ Red Lodge as a thriving artist community- but adding to the vitality of our community through renewed vibrancy, increased cultural events, and new businesses. -Valentine Smith, A Place For Our Arts Thank you for being incredibly welcoming - not justsocially, but professionally. As a new person to  the community, having my efforts and programs supported by engaged community members adds value to my work and reaffirms my decision to move to Red Lodge. –Kristen Hollum, Communications, AmeriCorps*VISTA
Thanks to all the volunteers who put in tireless hours in the Red Lodge area to support all the charities. As it “takes a village to raise a child”, the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation raises the village. – Pat Corbe, Volunteer I am grateful for the community's support of the AmeriCorps*VISTA program and the attitude of service that exists in Red Lodge. This combination makes Red Lodge an amazing place to be doing my years of service where I can see the difference I make and experience the difference that others make. –Jessica Briggs, AmeriCorps* VISTA Thank you for being diverse. Diversity is what allowsthe highest good to come forth and be served. Red Lodgians have a wonderful way of supporting what they find
important. You have a wonderful way of raising important issues and finding the means to serve them- guaranteeing that I will never have a boring day! -Tracy Timmons, Executive Director Stop by the Community Foundation (across from the post office) to get connected. We work to enrich the lives of community members by connecting people and building community. Thank you for supporting these efforts and
making it possible.

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation Staff