The South Routt Initiative Food Drive that was held in Oak Creek on Saturday, May 9th was a huge success. Nine truckloads of food and personal items were donated along with another 50 lbs of meat contributed by a local ranch. Monetary and gift certificates purchased from local businesses to provide,food, meals and other items totaled over $12,000.00 dollars and donations are still coming in. The generosity and support we received was overwhelming. We received donations from not only people and businesses in Oak Creek but from Steamboat, Craig, and many other areas throughout Colorado. We want to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone who donated. We cannot tell you how much the kindness and good will that was given means to us. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who helped during the food drive, as well as all of our other South Routt Initiative volunteers who have stepped up to help others during this unprecedented time. You are all rockstars!!
South Routt Initiative will continue to help the community, and have several future events planned to support our local area, including the South Routt Initiative Winter Gear Drive that will take place in September. We will be looking for men's, women's and children's coats, hats,snow pants, gloves and boots as well as blankets and shovels. So if you are cleaning out your closets over the summer keep this in mind. Items should be clean and in good condition. Monetary donations to South Routt Initiative are always welcome and can be given at any time by visiting OakCreekBuzz.com or mailing to South Routt Initiative at PO Box 33 Oak Creek Colorado 80467. If you are in need of assistance, have questions or would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out to us at SouthRouttInitiative@gmail.com
or by calling 970-846-0567.
We are truly moved by the outpouring of love and support within our community and surrounding areas. Thank you again!!!
David, Sheila and Tracey
(South Routt Initiative)