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Truckee soroptimists donate $4K to Family Resource Center

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Back row, from left: Chelcee Thomas, Lauren Schaake Hudson, Pam English, Leslie Dugger, Sue Sage, Constance Ledna, Cecelia Sanchez, Conchita Zarate and Maggie Hargrave. Front row, from left: Nancy Davis, Teresa Crimmans (FRCoT executive diredtor), Francine Tone (Soroptimist president) and Sandra Vivas.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner recently donated $4,000 to the Family Resource Center of Truckee.

The Family Resource Center’s mission is to promote social and economic success by providing education, mobilizing resources and advocating for change.

The local Soroptimist organization feels that the Family Resource Center is actively working to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community.

Teresa Crimmens is the current executive director. She oversees the work of the Center in four program areas — Mediation/Legal Assistance, Family Advocacy, Early Childhood Development and Parenting, and Promotora Latino Health Outreach.

The FRCoT actively participates in the Community Collaborative of Truckee — a program of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

Other nonprofits and various governmental agencies are also part of the services utilized to find individualized solutions to the client’s needs.

Additional private funding has been particularly needed at this time as the Center was not awarded a valued federal HUD grant in 2015.

Soroptimist International is a volunteer service organization for business, professional and retired women. Our local club has been active in the Truckee community since 1984.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner. For information, visit sitruckeedonner.org.