Altrusa receives grants for Lifeline Project

Alice Vest, left, Chairperson of Altrusa's Lifeline Committee, visits Mary Robinson while servicing her Lifeline Responder Unit in her home.  Mary wears a necklace containing an emergency button which she can press if she needs assistance but cannot get to her phone to call for help.

Altrusa of Montrose recently received a grant from Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. for $1,000, and a grant from Montrose Community Foundation for $2,000  in support of our local Lifeline project. The Montrose Club must replace 46 older Lifeline Responder Units presently in service in Montrose, as they will no longer receive technical service and repair after December 2010.  Each new unit will cost $576 when ordered in groups of 20.

Altrusa of Montrose provides this service for the elderly members of our community who live alone so that they may contact emergency help when in need. Altrusa members purchase, install, and service 105 units, and there is a continual waiting list. Altrusa has been providing this service to Montrose area residents since 1985. Because of the generous support of the Montrose community, Altrusa has raised enough money in the past through fundraisers to fund the Lifeline Project. However, without additional donations and grants, the replacement of the 46 older units during 2010 will not be possible.

Would you like to help support this project? Look for the Donate button in the left column of this website to make a secure, tax deductible donation to Altrusa Foundation of Montrose CO. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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