Altrusans provide Aid Station for Mission to Ride

Lesley Archibald, Cindy Donohue, and Diane Winger share the fun while providing food and drink for bike riders. Altrusans Val Burnell and Judy Copeland also worked at the Aid Station, and Judy Snedeker provided additional snacks.

Altrusa members spent 8 hours handing out fruit, high-energy snacks, water, and electrolyte-replacement drinks to riders in a fundraiser for Montrose Medical Mission.  Over 200 people rode in this event, although "only" those riding the 60 mile and 100 mile routes passed by our Aid Station.

Montrose Medical Mission is an all-volunteer medical clinic which serves the working poor of Montrose county each Monday evening. The volunteer doctors, nurses, interpreters, and office staff can serve 24 patients on a first-come, first-served basis each week. They have approximately 100 volunteers in all, including 20 primary care physicians.  The primary expenses for the Mission are pharmaceuticals, which can cost around $5,000 per month.

In 2008, Altrusa of Montrose pledged to support the Montrose Medical Mission with donations of $1,000 per year for 3 years.

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