Briefs, Nov. 23, 2011

Thanksgiving meals offered

Here is a roundup of locations hosting Thanksgiving meals for the community:

Grand Junction Rescue Mission, 550 South Ave., 7 tonight. Anyone who needs a meal is invited.

The Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Elks Lodge, 249 S. Fourth St.

Free Thanksgiving meal for seniors, noon Thursday, Mesa View retirement community, 601 Horizon Place, RSVP by calling 241-0772.

Free Thanksgiving buffet for seniors, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., RSVP by calling 256-0006.

Food bank receives donation

The employees of Waste Management of Colorado presented a $4,000 check Tuesday to the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies.

In lieu of the company’s annual gift of a Thanksgiving turkey for each employee, Waste Management donated the funds on behalf of the employees to the food bank.

BLM to honor volunteers

The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office will celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of its volunteers at a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum of the West Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St.

Last year, BLM Grand Junction volunteers gave 24,000 hours of their time to a variety of projects, including assisting with the Wild Horse and Burro Program, surveying archaeological sites, and helping build and maintain trails.

The value of their labor and other resources from partners totaled $900,000.

RSVP by calling 244-3046.

Business donates furnishings

Catholic Outreach’s St. Martin Place received a donation from American Furniture Warehouse that will help provide furnishings for the 15 apartments, which will become homes for homeless veterans.

Residents will begin moving into their new homes at 415 S. Third St. on Dec. 6.

The project is in collaboration with the city of Grand Junction Housing Authority, Veterans Affairs and foundations, businesses and individual donors.


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