This year, the holidays look different for many of us. Large holiday parties at our favorite restaurants are replaced by intimate family gatherings at home. During this time of change and social distancing, the strength of our community has never been more important. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) is dedicated to supporting the local Telluride community every year, and this year is no different.
Peggy Raible, vice president and managing broker of LIV SIR’s Telluride offices, saw a need to give back to the local community in an even bigger way this year. Instead of gathering for the annual holiday party, Raible led the efforts to support local organizations on behalf of the Telluride offices, to thank the brokers and staff for their hard work and dedication this year.
“I was looking for a meaningful way to show appreciation to the 30+ broker associates and support staff in Telluride this year and it gives me great joy to be in a position to honor Telluride Regional Medical Center and Angel Baskets. These organizations have risen to the challenge of supporting the health and wellness of our community during the pandemic,” adds Raible.
Telluride Regional Medical Center is the region’s sole care and emergency services provider. The center is also recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes. Throughout the pandemic, the center has remained strong as the community’s safety net and providing first-class care to those in need.
“Our staff has been working longer hours, in new roles, and under stressful conditions since March — there seems to be no limit to their personal capacity to give to their community — so when those sacrifices and their commitment is honored, like it is by this generous gift from LIV SIR, they are genuinely humbled,” explains Kate Wadley, executive director of the Telluride Regional Medical Center Foundation. “This donation from the LIV SIR family will go directly towards our COVID-19 Medical Fund, which is used to ensure everyone in this community has access to the best possible care.”
Telluride Angel Baskets is an all-volunteer organization supporting the Telluride food pantry to provide food, clothing and necessities to community members struggling financially. The Angel Baskets Holiday Program distributes food certificates, clothing, necessities, gifts, toys, and gift certificates to more than 100 families, 350 people, half of them children
“Our numbers are much higher this holiday season. This year we’re serving about 500 people,” adds Kathy Mahoney, codirector of Angel Baskets. “Donations directly provide help to people who need help, whether that’s food or school supplies or gifts for the holidays. We have been the recipient of so much generosity, and our ability to work together and share resources have been fantastic. We are so grateful.”
In addition to supporting these Telluride organizations, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty was honored to provide a donation to Feeding America, which includes the local food bank of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. This nation-wide organization works to get nourishing food to people in need and help families that struggle with food security.
While LIV SIR Telluride brokers have always been a resource for real estate insight and commitment to the community in which they live and work, their broker professionals are honored to be a source of support and appreciation for those keeping Telluride going during this unprecedented time.
“In a year of stops and starts, ups and downs, it’s essential to support our community. This support is a gesture of our gratitude to our Telluride community,” says Raible.
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