Thank you for showing YOUR Gratitude for Grand!
We’ve just wrapped up the online donation portion of our first-ever virtual fundraiser, Gratitude for Grand: Give a High Five for Health!
From September 9th- 16th, so many sponsors, businesses, and individuals took this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the people and organizations in Grand County that supported us all in being healthy and thriving this year, especially during the pandemic and corresponding economic and mental health crises. It has been AMAZING to see the attitude of gratitude catch on and spread throughout the event, and the many reasons why so many of our neighbors deserved a High Five! Every awardee was recognized throughout the week on our Facebook page: @gcrhn
But we’re not done yet! All High Five recipients and our generous sponsors will be recognized once more, this time throughout the community. We are creating mobile ‘High Five’ honor banners which will be displayed during October in the Winter Park/Fraser area, Granby, Kremmling, Grand Lake, and Hot Sulphur Springs. One more way to show our Gratitude for Grand! Check back here soon for information on dates and locations.
Each High Five awarded also generated much-needed funds for Grand County Rural Health Network. We pride ourselves on being a nimble organization, able to respond to community need and external factors. We have received COVID-related grants and a PPP loan/grant, which helps us respond to community needs now. We also know foundation funding is changing for 2021 and state budgets are getting cut, impacting our future funds for important services such as navigation and health coverage assistance. With impending budget cuts, we know we face a funding shortfall for the future. And we know that when the economy suffers, our programs and services are needed more than ever. Thank you for helping us continue to provide access, resources, and support for ALL our Grand County neighbors. Since COVID-19, the need for our services has increased upwards of 2.5 time normal.
We know that many people and businesses are struggling financially during this time. And we know other businesses have had a great summer and really want to support the community when they are most in need. Even though this fundraiser has come to an end, we always welcome your donations as you are able, any time of year. You know that the health of our community lies in the health of each individual, and that we are all, Healthier Together.
Thank you for joining us in practicing gratitude, supporting all of our mental health and well-being, and celebrating the people and organizations that help us be healthy and make our community GRAND!
In keeping with the spirit of our traditional event, the Network’s board of directors has selected the 2020 recipient of our annual “Award for Excellence in Health Service”. Congratulations to Grand County’s Incident Management Team Command Staff! Read more about this dedicated group that came together in response to COVID and this year’s wildfires.