Aspen Camp for the Deaf appreciations

The Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing would like to recognize the Roaring Fork Leadership Cohort’s team of six who recently put on a fundraiser for the Camp via its Pre-Hang-out Event at the April 14 TACAW Motet Concert. 

This ambitious group of individuals: Kristen Strope, Emily Pixberg, Hana Maclean, Alex Lincoln, Mark Viola and Tyler Stevens are valley residents who cared enough about helping the camp to not only raise a significant amount of money that will go towards this year’s Camp programs but also put the Camp in the spotlight for an evening. 

The Roaring Fork Leadership program is strengthening the valley with its community focused leadership development program. The ACDHH Board is so grateful to it and this winter/spring team.

In addition, the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing would like to extend huge appreciation to Aaron Aeschliman and Katrina Toews of Carbondale and their church’s connection with the Colorado/New Mexico chapter of the Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). 

Under their leadership and organizational efforts, a group of 30+ individuals, some local from the Roaring Fork Valley, came out for a weekend of service and volunteer work. Their contribution to the Camp’s current projects included moving furniture, ongoing outdoor fire mitigation, deep cleaning, and the literal laying of groundwork for an ADA ramp for future “deafplus” participants attending our programs. 

Deaf high school students in our upcoming Job Skills Training Camp will benefit from the efforts of these volunteers. The Board and its community are grateful to these amazing helping hands.

Karen A. Immerso, Snowmass