Local Briefs, April 5, 2013
Anti-hunger fundraiser begins
Kids Aid, known for “The Backpack Program,” is seeking assistance from the community to help win a grant from Walmart by voting for Kids Aid in the “Fighting Hunger Together” campaign.
The initiative is a national campaign in which money is awarded to programs that get the most votes for their innovative and effective programs that help alleviate child hunger.
The public will decide which organization will receive the grants through a voting campaign at http://www.facebook.com/walmart, that includes more than 300 different hunger relief organizations from across the country.
The more votes a Feeding America food bank or partner agency gets, the better chances they have of winning the money. The funds will be used to support local child hunger relief programs.
The public can vote on their favorite child hunger programs through 11:59 pm ET April 30.
For more information and to vote for Kids Aid, go to apps.facebook.com/walmartlocal/?applet=hunger&organization=25&agency=2.
Free legal clinic on property April 17
Colorado Legal Services Senior Legal Assistance Program and Pro Bono Project of Mesa County will present a free legal clinic on “How Property Passes at Death,” from 9:30–11:30 a.m. April 17, at the Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.
Charles Reams, local attorney and public administrator for Mesa County, will present the clinic. Reams brings years of experience in wills, estate planning and estate administration to help understand different ways to dispose of your assets. Participants will learn the difference between probate and non-probate transfers, appointment of fiduciaries, and who should write a will.
Call The Pro Bono Project at 424-5748 to register for the clinic.
RSVP looking for senior volunteers
RSVP, a volunteer program exclusively for people ages 55 and older, has volunteer opportunities available.
■ Drivers are still needed for Mesa County ARCH to take seniors to appointments
■ Administrative assistant for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
■ Handymen for the RSVP Handyman Project
■ Variety of opportunities at Hospice
■ Happy helpers to visit residents at La Villa Grande Care Center
Call 243-9839 for visit http://www.rsvpgrandjunction.org for more opportunities.
Farm award nominations being accepted
Families that have owned and operated their Colorado farm or ranch for 100 years or more are encouraged to submit a nomination to receive a Colorado Centennial Farms award.
Selected nominees will be honored in August, at the 27th Annual Centennial Farms Celebration at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Farmers and ranchers nominating their property for this award must submit an application providing information about the history of their farm and its buildings by close of business on April 30.
Nominees must meet requirements to be selected as a Colorado Centennial Farm.
To learn more and nominate a Colorado farm or ranch, visit http://www.historycolorado.org and download an application or call Lyle Miller at 303-866-2779.