I am looking forward to taking part in Jefferson County’s National Pro Bono Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden. The event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and I will be volunteering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading “Get Free Legal Advice Oct. 25”
As families come together for the holidays, there is the false reality of TV commercials where everyone is bathed in a glowing light toasting their good fortune. Even friends and relations seem to have it together as they boast about their perfect lives on Facebook.
But then you really think about it and realize that when you think of the people you know best, you know that their lives and families aren’t actually “perfect.” Every couple and family has their own sets of issues and struggles unique to them, some more serious than others.
Maybe your family is fortunate to be close-knit, and you think you don’t know anyone with family law issues. However, the facts are that family law issues affect more than one in two families. So even if you don’t have those issues, you definitely do know someone else dealing with them. Continue reading “Think You Don’t Know Anyone With Family Law Issues? Think Again.”
When FEMA officials visited my beautiful hometown of Evergreen, Colorado after our recent floods, they said that we could expect a major disaster every four years or so. Reflecting on recent blizzards, floods and fires, this sounds accurate. And the resulting devastation can be enough to prevent local families and businesses from thriving.
This is why a core group of committed Evergreen residents created the Evergreen Chamber Community Fund, a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization designed to help businesses and families in the time of disaster. The Fund is NOT limited to Chamber members or even Evergreen residents. It includes our entire mountain community because we ARE a community devoted to helping each other in times of trouble.
Our intent is to have the nonprofit structure in place to allow fundraisers, grants and whatever else it takes to move into action when disaster strikes. We will interview applicants and disburse the funds where appropriately needed, as well as operate programs to make sure the relief is effected. We are more than a foundation; we are an organization that can do anything from putting on a relief concert, handing out sandwiches to volunteers, applying for national grant money, to … well, you name it.
I am honored to serve alongside Susan Hammond, Kelly Breuer, Angela Ryan and Lynne Lyons in ushering this good idea to its reality — but we are only the current participants. Many individuals including the Chamber staff of past and present — Philip Levy, Dean Haave and others — worked on this endeavor.
Give me a call in order to join us in protecting Evergreen proactively with a nonprofit that is by us and for us! We do so much to take care of others and now we have another great way to take care of our own!