Welcome to the CARE 66 blog. We are a small non profit whose mission is to create opportunities to end homelessness. We do this by providing support services and a variety of housing opportunities to our clients ranging from transitional housing to permanent housing with support services.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gallup Journey Column April 2010

Its April and I want to share some very good news with you. The Mayor and City Council of Gallup voted to invest in CARE 66’s housing projects. This is a welcome investment in the work of that we do. It will enable us to leverage funds, i.e. bring in more monies because of the investment by the City.

I want to thank Councilor Bryan Wall for his persistent support for our work. I am also very grateful to councilors Allan Landavazo, Mike Enfield and Jay Azua who unanimously voted to support our work. Mayor Mendoza is to be commended for his leadership and for making this investment possible.

I also want to thank the acting City Manager Dave Pederson, the Chief Financial Officer for the city Judy Starkovich and the Economic Development Director Pete Kelly. It is common to forget the work and efforts of the staff who have done a great job in finding the resources that City Council needed to invest. We are grateful to all who helped make this possible.

This is a big step forward for the city. I will be working very hard to ensure that we all profit from this partnership.
Thank you again for your support in this endeavor of bringing prosperity to this area and making hope possible.

Until next month stay well and do good!