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Review for Tri Lakes Cares, Monument, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The mission statement of Tri-Lakes Cares in Monument Colorado reads: "Tri-Lakes Cares is a community-based, volunteer-supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency assistance, self-sufficiency, and relief programs."

What impresses me the most is that we are a volunteer-supported resource enter.

During this pandemic, unfortunately the walk-in food pantry is closed to the public. Taking its' place is an Army of volunteers filling clients needs and requests twice a week. We have the clients fill out a request form for all sorts of food, drink, health, and other items. The morning crew packages up most of the requested items getting those items ready for us in the afternoon to further fill requests with bags of breads, pastries, water and juice, "sundries" and produce - including dog and cat food. Each afternoon shift has at least five members of the Monument community.

Everyone is enthusiastic in performing our jobs and getting the product out to the clients quickly, efficiently, and with lots of care. When a client fails to show up or cancels their appointment, all of us volunteers are saddened and your can hear a collective sigh - sorry for that family.

I enjoy this community service and will continue as long as the pandemic directs us to do the work.

Role:  Volunteer