First of all, as of today, the SF Giants are seven games out of first place and the Rockies are 15 down. Just had to get that out of the way before I could concentrate on all that has been going on for the past six weeks or so.
August was a busy, exciting month for us. We raised enough money to update one of our units with new flooring! Yipee! Yay! The flooring looks great and is much healthier for our residents and so much easier to keep clean and free of dust. Thanks to Nicole Prange, Ben Lesavoy and John Stansbery for their enthusiastic efforts and expertise in installing the flooring. It took us five full days to install and we had residents move in the day after we finished. Amazing how quickly I learned how to use an electric saw (particular type slips my mind) without any major injury to my fingers. I still get to use all ten fingers to type this blog. You can see more photos of our extraordinary project on Facebook and Crowdrise.
We also attended the AREDAY Conference (American Renewable Energy Day) in Aspen from August 17th through the 21st. Ron Pieper, our Development Director made all the arrangements and was responsible for procuring free housing, free passes and the space for a free booth at the Areday Expo. Our objective in attending was to learn about and make connections with people/organizations specifically interested in renewable energy and environmental efficiency. One of our long term goals at Transplant Living Centers is to "green" our condominiums which, we hope, will result in a healthier recovery environment for our residents.
One of the on-line events we are most excited about is our feature on the popular fundraising site, Crowdrise. Nicole, our number one on-line, making friends, fundraising volunteer actually got us a feature as one of the TOP THREE CHARITIES ON THEIR HOMEPAGE. They are providing graphics to make Transplant Living Centers look great and worthy of lots of donations. Crowdrise features 1.5 million charities on their site so to be one of the top three is quite a feat. When people log onto the Crowdrise homepage our wonderful facility and smiling faces will be seen by all. It also helps that this website seems to be very appealing to the Hollywood community and was started by the actor, Edward Norton.
Our occupancy rate has been 95-100% for all condos the past five months. We wish we could accommodate all requests and really need more units.
Our Mission Statement: To provide spacious, safe, clean and affordable housing to as many transplant patients and their families as we possibly can.
We will continue to work hard to achieve our mission.
Thanks to all for your continued support!