Vail Valley Partnership gives $4,000 check to local Salvation Army |

Vail Valley Partnership gives $4,000 check to local Salvation Army

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

Vail Valley Partnership gives $4,000 to Salvation Army

Tsu Wolin-Brown of the Vail Valley Salvation Army stopped by the Vail Valley Partnership offices recently to pick up a check for $4,000. The gift is a result of winning the Partnership’s “Non-Profit of the Year” award at the chamber and tourism bureaus’ February gala and awards dinner. For the past seven years, the Partnership has shared a portion of the gala’s ticket sales with area non-profits. Last year’s winner was the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

“From 1068 cases in 2008 to 2,963 cases in 2009, Vail Valley Salvation Army’s caseload almost tripled,” Wolin-Brown said. “We are currently spending $4,000 per week in benevolence. This generous donation from the Vail Valley Partnership will cover an entire week’s expenses, which includes assisting locals in emergency situations with rent, utilities, food, prescriptions and transportation needs. We could not provide all the services we do without the generous support of our community,” she said.

Vail Valley Partnership CEO and President Michael Kurz said, “Over the years, the Partnership’s members and event sponsors have been extremely generous in supporting our non-profit members through their attendance at the gala and silent auction purchases. This year was a little tougher than most, but we are still proud to be able to help Sue and her amazing organization through this gift.”

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