Finding Help & Hope
[Lend A Hand Up]
Story by Jeana Peinovich, with Tracy Nicholson
Photography provided by Lend A Hand Up, DMF
Since 2008, Lend A Hand Up has been partnering with caring community members to host fundraisers for families battling tough medical challenges. While this pandemic has tragically succeeded in stopping all gatherings and benefits, it didn't stop their team from finding creative (and remote) ways to support the families they've pledged to help. This month, we're asking our readers to rally together (online) with three fun ways to "lend a hand up".
Rebuilding our Community
[Thomsen Homes' COVID-19 Give-Back Initiative]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Micah J. Zimmerman
Partner graphic by Shannon Seefeldt
Each year, as part of their ongoing mission, Thomsen Homes dedicates a portion of home sales to their own Give Back Program, a fund that allows their team to help those in need. When the COVID-19 crisis stuck, and ripple effects were felt here locally, their team sprung into action. This year, as one of their initiatives, Thomsen Homes took $50,000 from their Give Back Program to contribute to those businesses, individuals, and organizations that were affected by COVID-19. To make an even larger impact, they challenged other businesses to contribute to the cause. After the generosity of 10 other businesses contributing nearly $60,000 combined, Thomsen Homes matched 50 percent, bringing the total to $139,000.
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