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Cookie Hooper on Living in Colorado, Being Thankful, and Giving Back

November 7th, 2013 1:49 PM by Brian Hooper

What an honor it was to be able to present the American Red Cross with a donation of $2,545.00 today.  The donation will go directly to the Colorado flood effort.  These funds were provided by members of NARPM (National Organization of Residential Property Managers) Denver Chapter, including our own True Blue Realty.  As president-elect for NARPM’s Denver Chapter, coordinating the contribution effort and handing our donation over to the Red Cross has been one of my favorite duties to date.    

It was wonderful to spend some time with Natalie Bogard, Development Coordinator for the American Red Cross, learning about the ongoing efforts taking place throughout Colorado.  There is still such need; many have been completely devastated and have lost all that they have due to the unprecedented flooding which followed a summer of severe fires that have swept through our fair state.  But the Red Cross is there, providing healthcare, mental healthcare, casework services, assessing needs and making recommendations and referrals for other services such as cleaning out flooded homes, finding new homes, and replacing lost documents. 

In addition, we have heard reports from our Northern Colorado NARPM Chapter of hands-on good work that the Red Cross has been doing in the most devastated area of Colorado. Red Cross volunteers have been helping to dry carpets, removing debris, and lending a helping hand wherever it was needed.  The American Red Cross is a worthy organization, and it feels so good to be able to give back a portion of our financial blessings to those who bless others, especially when the funds will do much good for those who have a great need.    

Colorado will be rebuilt.  Fire cannot burn our spirits out, and floods cannot dampen them.  We are a hardy bunch of folks possessing great determination and strong spirits.  We are great neighbors as well, eagerly jumping in to take care of our own.  That was evidenced today by a group of property managers taking out their checkbooks in order to present their gift of love in aid to our neighbors. 


This Thanksgiving season in addition to the usual things I am thankful for, I will also remember to be thankful for the good work that the Red Cross is doing, and for the ability to give back.  

True Blue Realty Cookie Hooper Donates to Red Cross
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Posted by Brian Hooper on November 7th, 2013 1:49 PM