A Whole Lot of Volunteering and Giving

On Thursday, February 22, the Lowry Foundation had a special recognition event to thank its donors and volunteers. Some of the most dedicated Silver Rope Volunteers made significant contributions to the Food Bank of the Rockies. 

Now more than ever, the need for the Food Bank of the Rockies is significant with the heavy demand for food by families. In 2023, the Food Bank served 336,700 individuals, of which 21% were children. The meal equivalents they distributed were over 66 million meals in the Colorado and Wyoming area. 

From January 2023 through February 2024, there were 31 active Silver Ropes volunteers. They donated 760 hours primarily to support the work of the Food Bank of the Rockies. From this group, there were 183 days of volunteering. I would like to recognize the top 16 volunteers who comprised over 73% of the volunteer activity and worked 141 volunteer sessions, totaling 560 hours. 

1. Carol Dietz 15 Days. and 60 Hours                 Carol has worked every volunteer opportunity.
2. Denny Head                 15 Days and 60 Hours                  Silver Ropes volunteer coordinator.
3. Barb DeSarro                12 Days and 48 hours  
4. Rick Dietz                      12 Days and 48 hours  
5. Robi Hyman                  11 Days and 44 Hours 
6. Kathy Head                   10 Days and 40Hours
7. Susan Robinson              9 Days and 36 Hours 
8. Mark DeSarro               7 Days and 28 Hours   Mark joined in April and has not missed a volunteer
9. Janet Britton                   7 Days and 28 Hours 
10. Ginger McLaughlin       7 Days and 28 Hours 
11. Richard Britton            6 Days and 24 Hours
12. Randy Hyman                6 Days and 24 Hours 
13. Jim Lusche                     6 Days and 24 Hours 
14. Sally Casey                     6 Days and 24 Hours
15. 15. Joe Casey                6 days and 24 Hours 
16. Barb Baker                      6 Days and 24 Hours 

Congratulations and thanks to all our volunteers, particularly those above who contributed significantly. Silver Ropes has volunteer opportunities for the next four months (3/14, 4/18, 5/9, and 6/13). If you would like to volunteer, click here.