Latest News – April 21
Food Distribution in Center & Saguache Today
The Supplemental Commodity Distribution will be held in Saguache Today, April 21, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the commodity building at 505 3rd Street in Saguache. Earlier today they will be in Center from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the Kiwanis Building at 5th & Broadway.
Everyone is welcome for the supplemental distribution!
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Women, infants, and children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of February 6, 2014 can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program rules in effect on February 6, 2014. Through CSFP, USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating States and Indian Tribal Organizations.
Fundraiser Tonight To Help Local Officer Hansen
Tonight, April 21 the Mountain Valley School Booster Club have a super spectacular event planned to help raise money for Officer Steve Hansen. The “fun” raiser starts at 5 p.m. with a FREE BBQ put on by the Mountain Valley Schools Booster Club. Then stick around for the silent auction and talent competition that’s sure to be talked about for weeks to come!
The event will be held in the school gymnasium and is a fundraiser to assist local officer Steve Hansen and his family who live in Saguache. Don’t miss this event. Here is some background for those folks who may not be familiar with the story.
On January 5, Deputy Hansen was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer and underwent emergency surgery over the Christmas holiday. As of this post, Steve has now had a multiple surgeries and undergone numerous rounds of Chemotherapy. He is fighting the good fight!
The 37-year-old officer has no family history of this disease, and the diagnosis is a complete shock to family and friends. Deputy Hansen’s wife Kristen is a teacher at Mountain Valley Schools in Saguache they are the parents of Ron and Wyoma Hansen
Earlier this year a GoFundMe account was established by Kristen’s mother who understands the financial constraints that such a medical emergency can represent to rural families who choose to serve in rural law enforcement and schools.
“Steve being a police officer and my daughter a high school teacher in a rural school district, both do not have occupations with high paying salaries,.” its states on the fundraising page. “Like most young couples, they live from paycheck to paycheck.”
There is no way of knowing how much financial hardship these two hard working people are going to be up against with this unexpected Cancer diagnosis. Steve and Kristen appreciate any assistance with their situation that can be provided. If financial assistance is not within your ability, please help with prayers: Miracles happen with prayer, the family stated on the GoFundMe page.