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.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gallup Journey Column October 2011

October 2011.  Thank you very much for your support for our Second Annual Mother Road Bicycle Classic.  Fourteen riders raised pledges and rode between 9.5 and 62 miles to raise more than $10,500.  We could not have done it without support from this community and local business.

            We have two new events to announce and they are both in November.  The first is a silent auction of power tools, hand tools and construction tools given to us by one of our benefactors.   This silent auction will raise monies toward furnishing the Lexington Hotel.  We would be delighted to receive anything that you would like to donate towards this cause.  Watch this space for a date in next months issue.

            The second event is a Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and 2k Walk.  This will be a downtown run similar to the one we did several years ago for Halloween.  This is a good way to work up an appetite and to have fun with your family.  Make sure that the turkey is in the oven before you show up. We will have prizes for the top three men, women, teens and children.  So put this on your calendar.  Start and finish will be at the Lexington Hotel.

CARE 66 is looking for affordable office space in the downtown area since there is not enough room at the Lexington for our admin staff.  Please call or email me if you have any ideas or leads.

The following local businesses sponsored the Mother Road Bicycle Classic, be sure and thank them for their generosity: Desert Highland Earthships, PiƱo & Associates, Pinnacle Bank, Gurley Motors, Bubany Lumber, Med Star Ambulance, Gallup Limb & Brace, McKinley County EMS, Gallup Firefighter Association, Coal Street Pub, Clay Fultz Insurance, Gallup Independent, Joe Wauford Construction, Nails & Spa, El Sombrero, Rosebrough Law Firm, Fitz Sargent Architect, Gallup Bicycle District, First United Methodist Church, Glens Bakery, City Electric, Century 21 Action Realty of Gallup, Gallup BID, and Armored Electric.

Of course this column would not be possible without the generosity of the one and only Gallup Journey.  Thank you.

Until next month stay well and do good!