RLACF thanks its volunteer

To the Editor,

AmeriCorps*VISTA, in basic terms, is like the domestic PeaceCorps. VISTAs work behind the scenes to strengthen communities by working with nonprofit organizations. For example, you won’t see a VISTA serving food at a soup kitchen, they are busy working indirectly to build and grow programs to feed the people at the soup kitchen. The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation currently has four VISTAs -but that will be changing Friday. Our first VISTA member, Jessica Briggs, will be concluding her three year term of service on Jan. 24. Jessica has been an invaluable resource to the Foundation, and community, over the last three years. During her time in Red Lodge, she worked on various projects including: poverty/economic opportunity and development, technology, the Future of Montana Volunteer Corps, Adult Volunteer programs, and Veterans. One of Jessica’s most prominent achievements is creating the Carbon County Resource Directory - an everchanging listing of over 300 program and service providers in Carbon County. The Directory aims to ensure all community members can easily connect to the resources they need. The Directory is available in both print and online at bit.ly/CCDirectory. Jessica has also played an important role in increasing the technological capabilities of our organization and many others including the VFW and Chamber of Commerce. Had a hand in creating the Future of Montana Volunteer Corps -a program that encourages middle and high school students to get involved in the community through volunteerism. Spearheaded the adult volunteer program that recruits and connects adult volunteers to nonprofits. We would like to thank Jessica Briggs for her dedication to our organization and community. We wish her well in all future journeys and will always have a spot for her to volunteer!

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

Tracy, Marti, Rue, Betty, Anne, David, Kristen, Amy, and Pay

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Take a break from your holiday shopping and spend your afternoon playing bingo! Come out, join the fun, and celebrate the holidays on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Red Lodge Dance Group looking for new members. Beginners very welcome. Need not be a couple, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Roosevelt Middle School Cafeteria.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The Red Lodge Community Blood Drive will be held Dec. 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Appointments are offered from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and can be made online at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also accepted if time allows. Contact Christie at (406) 210-8678 for questions or to make an appointment.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    All Veterans and their families are invited to a complimentary holiday dinner Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Broadway in Red Lodge.  Please call 446-1812 to make reservations.