Rope for Hope for Berthoud House of Neighborly Service

By Dan Karpiel

The Surveyor

This Saturday, Oct. 12, at The Foundry in downtown Loveland, the Berthoud House of Neighborly Service (HNS) will be hosting a fundraising event where a number of people will be repelling off the newly-constructed six-story parking garage.

One of those participating in the event is Berthoud Town Trustee Pete Tomassi. “The Rope for Hope is an opportunity to raise money for the outreach of HNS in Berthoud. All of the money that we raise will be used exclusively in Berthoud,” Tomassi told the Surveyor.

As Tomassi explained, “I volunteered to raise funds and rappel off the parking garage in Loveland because The House of Neighborly Service is coming alongside our Berthoud residents with the basic essentials of life – food and clothing. Most of the Berthoud citizens HNS serves live in the shadows of our community – and they are the forgotten. Many of them are seniors, with no family in the area. Recently one of the seniors told Jinger (Tomassi) that if it wasn’t for the Mobile Food Pantry and HNS, she would have little to no food.”

House of Neighborly Service assists and advocates for people challenged by the effects of poverty or a situational crisis. The organization provides food, clothing, assistance with utility payments, transportation arrangements, financial literacy training, and a host of other services to individuals and families. They offer help and hope to those who have lost hope.

Said Tomassi, “This is our chance – as a community that cares about all of its residents – to give generously to an organization committed to providing help and hope to our Berthoud neighbors in need.” Tomassi’s goal is to raise $5,000 for the Berthoud HNS and to support the event directly. Interested parties can visit https://give.overtheedge.events/11YdY0.

Further information about the event as well as the Berthoud House of Neighborly Service can be found at https://www.honservice.org/about-us/life-centers/berthoud.html.

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