Iron County Care and Share Welcomes Donation from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
$3,000 was received to build and maintain programs for the homeless population.
CEDAR CITY, Utah, May 23, 2016 (Iron County Care and Share) –The Iron County Care and Share (ICCS) received a donation of $3,000 from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. The donation will be used to coordinate and facilitate weekly life skill classes for the residence living within the emergency shelter.
In conjunction with ICCS’s successful case management programs, ICCS will offer one class each week, these classes will include resume writing and job application education, housing search and rental application education, basic life skills such as personal hygiene and self-representation education, and standard coping skills classes. ICCS’s goal is to provide stability and resources to assist in long term recovery from homelessness. ICCS case management services include mainstream benefits screening, referrals for community support services, vouchers to acquire basic necessities (such as IDs, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, mental and physical health care, clothing, and transportation assistance) and direct financial assistance to obtain permanent housing.
“This generous donation will support our mission of providing compassionate assistance and resources to those in need,” says Lee Larson, Housing Case Manager. “Creating opportunities for increased stability and self-sufficiency supports the important practice of giving a hand up, not a hand out.”
“We are pleased to support the Iron County Care and Share with this donation from our Foundation,” said Tom Heaton, Rocky Mountain Power regional business manager. “As part of this community, Rocky Mountain Power is grateful for all the work Iron County Care and Share does in this area.”
About the Iron County Care and Share
Iron County Care and Share is a local, private non-profit dedicated to providing compassionate assistance and resources to individuals and families in need, offering them opportunities to increase their stability and self-sufficiency. Founded in 1984 by local community leaders seeking to address the issues of hunger and poverty among residents in southern Utah, Iron County Care and Share restores hope and dignity to families experiencing a housing or hunger related crisis. Iron County Care and Share today owns and operates the largest food pantry in the Iron County region, distributing over 800,000 lbs. of food each year to more than 1,500 food insecure households. Its 34 bed emergency shelter provides safe shelter and warm meals for homeless men, women and children; more than 400 individuals sought shelter with Care and Share in 2015.
About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power. For more information, visit, www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.