The Moab Rotary Club Monday, March 2, enjoyed a presentation from the founder of the Veterans Charity Ride. From the left is Sue Frey, Britta Kingsley, president of the Rotary Club of Moab, and Dave Frey, founder of the Veterans Charity Ride for wounded veterans. Kingsley said Dave Frey is a veteran who spoke to the club about AdventureVet and the Veterans Charity Ride, which takes wounded veterans, many of them amputees, on Indian motorcycles with custom sidecars from Moab to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike rally. Dozens of veterans have taken the ride since 2015. Frey told Rotarians the mission is to “help wounded veterans heal using outdoor/recreational therapy programs and camaraderie.”
Fifty seven adults and 44 children received homelessness services from the Multicultural Center in 2019 and MVMC expects this number to rise in 2020. The Center formalized its homelessness services last July, adding Liz Donkersloot as the new fulltime housing resources coordinator.
There could not be a Trashion Show without Trashion Crafting, which gets underway 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at WabiSabi’s Community Engagement Center next to the retail outlet at 160 East 100 South in Moab.
Rocky Mountain Power is making it easy to help struggling families stay warm and keep the lights on.
A young player at BEACON’s 27th annual Dodgeball tournament, the last standing on his team, takes a hit to the head as he tries to wrangle two other dodgeballs for a mighty throw. Headshots did not count at the tournament, so the boy stayed in to throw one of the adults on the opposing team out. Ultimately, he was unable to carry his team to victory that round. Photo by Carter Pape
The Moab chapter of 100 Women Who Care Moab kicks off 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Sweet Cravings, 397 N. Main. Any and all women who have a desire to give back to the community are invited to attend, according to member Marcy Till.
The Moonflower Community Co-op is hosting its quarterly “Roundup at the Register” fundraiser for Underdog Animal Rescue & Rehab.
Veteran-led Team Rubicon volunteers will assist in ongoing fire mitigation efforts, debris management, sawyer operations, volunteer organizations active in disasters (VOAD) integration, heavy equipment operations, training and education, and spontaneous volunteer management when they return to Moab next month. These efforts will be in coordination with local and state authorities.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Valley Voices choir will not hold its annual Singing Valentines fundraiser this year. Marian Eason said the 70 or so people who reserved a performance will be contacted.
The Valley Voices Barbershop Chorus will offer Singing Valentines on Friday, Feb. 14, in Moab and Spanish Valley. For a cost of $10, each recipient will be serenaded with two songs and will receive a carnation, along with a message from the giver.
The fires in Australia have been devastating, with some reports saying over 20.76 million acres of land has been destroyed. Additionally, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed, with at least 28 people reported dead and thousands displaced. An estimated half a billion animal lives have been lost. Many people want to know how they can help provide assistance for displaced families and wildlife, or how to help the volunteer firefighters working to put out the flames, said Britta Clark, director of Communications for the Better Business Bureau in Salt Lake City.
Members of the Grand County Homeless Coordinating Committee will conduct the annual “Point in Time” count next week. The Point in Time Count takes place in large cities and rural communities all across the United States. The count has two components, counting those who are unsheltered, and those who are in temporary shelter, such as a motel room, according to Sara Melnicoff.