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Welcome Volunteer Coordinator

Welcome Laura Ver Straten! We are thrilled to introduce Laura as our new Volunteer Coordinator. Laura brings with her years of employment in human services and generous volunteer experience. When we met Laura it was clear she is the special person needed to connect with the wealth of volunteers we have from near and far. If you are interested in lending a hand, for one hour or one week, visit our Volunteer Page and Laura will find you the perfect opportunity. 

Employee Anniversary: Allen Bloodworth (2008)

Allen has been with the Iron County Care and Share since May 29, 2008. As the Shelter Coordinator, he oversees the shelter monitors, the shelter kitchen and pantry and coordinates all the meals in shelter. He has a multitude of skills and can fix and/or install nearly anything that breaks. In addition to his wit, Allen has an incredible heart and willingness to assist wherever needed. He has a true passion and dedication for serving our clients and goes above and beyond on a daily basis.

Happy Anniversary Allen. Thank you for being an important part of our team.

P.S. We know this is not your style, but we couldn’t let the special day pass.

April 2017 Pantry and Shelter by the Numbers

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  • Received 45,317 into our warehouse
  • Distributed 37,183 lbs of food
  • Served 2,121 people in 125 households through our pantry
  • Welcomed 49 NEW clients
  • Shared 374 sack lunches
  • Utilized 663 hours of volunteer power
  • Supported 373 nights of Emergency Shelter, including 65 nights for children under 18
  • Served 1,181 nutritious meals to those in shelter

#Fight Hunger #EndHomelessness #CedarCity

Great weekend – SUU Athletics and Great Cloth Diaper Change

We had a wonderful weekend out and about with the community and on our home turf.

Great Cloth Diaper ChangeWe were invited to be a part of the 2017 Great Cloth Diaper Change (Real Diaper Association) an event that promotes and educates the use of cloth diapers. History:  Judy Aagard’s desire to celebrate Earth Day by hosting a family event for the Tiny Tots community quickly morphed into a dream to set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously.  Shortly thereafter, The Great Cloth Diaper ChangeSM 2011 was conceived and organized by a small group of cloth diaper enthusiasts that were eager to demonstrate that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. Attendees of the event here in Cedar City donated 96 pounds of food for our pantry and shelter. Thank you folks!

Students from SUU Athletics donate time to make us shine

On Saturday, we were visited by 31 students from SUU Athletics and witnessed them put elbow grease and lots of heart and soul into some important chores around our grounds. The students dusted, mopped, scrubbed, organized, mowed and pulled weeds.  We were tired just watching! The generous students donated 93 hours in total and gave ICCS some sparkle and shine to greet our clients. Thank you to this group of students for showing us exemplary service and kindness.

We appreciate every donation – hours, food, clothing, and kindness. ICCS is able to stay a strong resource in Iron County because our community cares and supports our mission of offering compassionate assistance to individuals and families in need.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click Here and explore our current volunteer options.

The Renter Toolkit

Home Key

The Utah Housing Coalition offers a useful resource in addressing the interests of both landlords and tenants that acts as a guide to being successful in rental housing. Iron County Care and Share encourages you to download, read and use this toolkit to move toward successful tenancy and home ownership.

From The Renter Toolkit: Keys to successful living

A message to landlords & tenants:

For years, landlords and tenants have struggled to communicate with one another in a manner that allows the concerns, issues, and rights of both parties to be mutually respected and addressed. Property owners and managers have struggled to maintain their businesses and livelihoods while balancing the needs of tenants. Tenants have had difficulty understanding the purpose behind what can seem like heavy-handed policies and rules. Both sides of the overall landlord/tenant issue have valid concerns.

This booklet aims to address some of those concerns in a meaningful, mutually respectful way. It is our goal to provide information to tenants that will be useful in addressing the interests of both landlords and tenants and will ultimately act as a guide to being successful in rental housing.

To that end, we provide information here that is divided into 3 categories:

Being a Successful Tenant, Renters’ Rights and Obtaining Home-ownership. We believe that these sections will strengthen the business relationship between property owners, property managers, and renters. Being a Successful Tenant helps tenants understand the process of renting a dwelling, from applying for housing through the situations that can arise once a person is living in a rental unit. It also explores the end of the rental term, when your lease ends and you move out.

Renters’ Rights explores the laws and rules that protect tenants. It also addresses the rights of property owners, so that you can recognize limits when it comes to exercising and protecting your rights.

Obtaining Home-ownership briefly covers the preparation process and programs in our community for tenants who feel they might be ready to become homeowners. This will help tenants determine whether or not they’re ready, and if so, how to proceed as an informed potential home buyer.

We hope that The Renter Toolkit will prove useful to both landlords and tenants who want to achieve better communication, understanding and respect in their contractual relationships.

https://jobs.utah.gov/housing/about_us/documents/renter_toolkit_published.pdf