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Truckee’s CATT Community Project helps Choices install new stove

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — CATT Community Project, a charitable arm of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, recently coordinated the installation of a new stove at Choices, a nonprofit day program supporting adults with developmental disabilities.

In May, Choices received a much-needed cooktop and oven at its facility on Pioneer Trail, thanks to some help from generous donors, Truckee Noon Rotary Club, and CATT Community Project.

Kimberly Majors, program director for Choices, said, "At our program, we teach our clients the skills they need to become successful, independent community members. One very important skill to living independently is being able to prepare meals and feed yourself. At our day program facility on Pioneer Trail, we have been using hot plates and crockpots to teach these skills, but this does not translate into the home."

Kimberly applied for and received a grant from Truckee Noon Rotary Club. With $500 and help from CATT member Charlie Riley (Truckee Hometown Sears Store), the new stove was delivered to the site.

"Unfortunately, it was then that I learned the 30-amp outlet and wire gate would not support the stove," Majors said. "It needed a 50-amp outlet and about 40 feet of copper wiring. That's when I called CATT Community Project."

Community Project Chairman Dave Rhoden (Caseywood) reached out for help from the CATT membership.

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John Walterscheid (Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.) stepped right up to donate all materials and supplies. Tyler Wright (TW Electric) donated his time and expertise in the installation.

"We're finally able to help our clients learn the life skills they need to become independent," Majors said. "We so appreciate all your work and organization for getting us our new, working range! We love it and will put it to great use! Thank you CATT Community Project!"

Visit!truckee/c20gx to learn about the Truckee Day Program of Choices.

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