Military nonprofit delivers for service members
Upcoming holidays provide challenges amid pandemic
GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. - (October 8, 2020) – Grand Valley Power and Operation Interdependence has teamed up to help provide military care packages and support to active military servicemen and women overseas.
“Grand Valley Power employees and our Board of Directors, are so honored to support this incredible mission and organization for our nation’s servicemen and women,” expressed Grand Valley Power’s Communication Manager, Christmas Wharton, “Members of the military have made many sacrifices to keep our country safe, and we consider it an honor and privilege to be able to give back to them.”
Operation Interdependence depends on the community and local organizations to help collect donations, care package items and handwritten letters, cards or coloring pages. “Supplies are low and we’re in dire need of handwritten letters and coloring pages. Packages sent each month require $2,000 on average in postage. So, in order to fulfill the requests, we need some help from our community and partners,” commented Karon Carley, Operation Interdependence National President and Colorado State Manager. “For deployed service members, getting a care package means more than just what's inside; it's a little piece of home.”
To support OI’s efforts, Grand Valley Power will be hosting a donation, letter and care package supply drive through November 11, 2020 (Veterans Day). In addition, GVP will be hosting a coloring contest for any Mesa County youth, 13 years or younger, to enter through November 9, 2020.
Donate Online to The Cause:
You can donate online by visiting: http://www.oidelivers.org/
Donate Care Package Items:
You can find a list of approved items at www.gvp.org/Hometown-Partnerships and you can drop off items at GVP’s Headquarters: 845 22 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505
Send letters, coloring pages or cards:
You can drop these off in-person or send in your completed drawings, cards, notes and colored pages to: Grand Valley Power, Attn: Member Services, 845 22 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505.
Enter the Coloring Contest:
You can find the official rules and entry form online by visiting gvp.org/Hometown-Partnerships. Winners will receive a $50 gift card to a local Mesa County business featuring Banana’s Fun Park, Eureka! McConnell Science Museum and eBricks Unofficial LEGO Distributor.
You can visit our website for more information about our donation and supply drive at gvp.org/Hometown-Partnerships.