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My Turn: Be read to act on Sunday

D. Mark Brown, D.C., Mayor
Town of Truckee

We are having a very special event in Truckee on Sunday, March 15. In looking around at all of the grim news about our economy many people in our town started to wonder what could we do as a community. A “Call to Action” was created.

The vision is to raise money for some nonprofit organizations in our area. This effort will be headed by the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation. The types of services that are going to be funded include food, shelter, clothing, health and mental health care, transportation, utilities and childcare. The likely recipients will include Project MANA, Tahoe Women’s Services, Sierra Senior Services and other critical organizations.

I am happy to say that 100 percent of the money collected will be given directly to the local nonprofits. Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation is not charging anything for their efforts to make this event happen. Additionally everyone that is involved is a volunteer, myself included

All we are asking is a $100 dollar donation. If you can give more please do it. There are many people that your efforts will help. What ever you can give will be greatly appreciated.

If you are in need at this time of assistance may I suggest that you call either:

– Project MANA, food assistance, 582-4079;

– Tahoe Woman’s Services, domestic violence and sexual assault, 546-7804;

– Sierra Senior Services, meals on wheels, 550-7600;

– Family Resource Center of Truckee, referrals to other resources, 587 2513;

– North Tahoe Family Resource Center, referrals to other resources, 546 0952.

On Sunday when you phone rings in the evening remember we are all neighbors and friends calling to help everyone. Thank you.