Rise and Recover Together, Pagosa campaign successful

Photo courtesy Marcy Mitchell
Aspire staff wearing their Rise and Recover Together, Pagosa T-shirts.

By Marcy Mitchell
Aspire Medical Services and Education

Rise and Recover Together, Pagosa just concluded its successful campaign to lift each other up in light of the hardships faced during the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to the generous sponsors and community online sales, each of the four Archuleta County nonprofits will receive $1,400 plus the proceeds from their individual T-shirt sales.

“So many of our local nonprofits rely on events for funding. Unfortunately, COVID has limited event revenue and adversely impacted many organizations this year. We are so appreciative of the Community Foundation for launching this program and providing a creative and inspiring source of income for our nonprofits” said Marcy Mitchell, executive director of Aspire Medical Services and Education. 

The three remaining local nonprofits benefiting from the campaign include Vets 4 Vets, Upper San Juan Search and Rescue, and the Archuleta County Fund.

This fundraiser, designed to build community spirit, was made available through the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado after the annual 19th Hole Concerts had to be canceled. The generous sponsors of the 19th Hole Concerts agreed to support the new Rise and Recover Together grant. 

For more information, please contact Tracy Pope of the Community Foundation at 375-5807. 

This story was posted on August 29, 2020.