Event to benefit Eileen Reedy
A group of Durango residents are working to help longtime Durango resident Eileen Reedy, who recently suffered a life-changing accident, by holding an event in her honor from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at Durango Mountain Resort Purgy’s Restaurant.
The fundraiser is “HelpHopeLive for Eileen Reedy: An Afternoon of Love & Support to Benefit the North-Central Spinal Cord Injury Fund.” All proceeds will be donated to help with Reedy’s uninsured rehabilitation and medical expenses. Reedy fell down the stairs and suffered a spinal cord injury. Currently, she is paralyzed from the chest down. She needs about 40 hours a week of private home-health care in addition to 12-14 sessions per week of various forms of rehabilitation therapy.
The event will feature live music, $5 beer with raffle ticket special, raffle with grand prizes, silent auction and more. All donations are tax deductible.
People who are unable to attend but would like to donate may visit https://m.helphopelive.org/campaign/5887. For more information, email Deanna Luna at email@example.com or call 903-9088.
Tire discounts available locally
Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with Coloradoland Tire and Service and other tire companies throughout the state to provide deals on a set of new tires.
To view all participating tire partners and their discounts, as well as learn how to take the Quarter Test to see how much tread a tire has, visit http://bit.ly/16DXgjt. Coloradoland is offering a tire buyback program, with each tire exchanged being worth up to $20 toward a new set.
City food bank seeking volunteers
The Durango Food Bank needs volunteers to work at the front desk from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. People are needed for two or more Wednesdays per month. Volunteers must enjoy working with people directly and have a compassionate desire to help. Distribution volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. Distribution volunteers are responsible for gathering food items to be given to clients and should be able to commit to at least two shifts per month.
For more information or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police department announces closures
The administrative offices of the Durango Police Department will be closed for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
The lobby will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Christmas, and it will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Both of these holiday closures will effect fingerprinting at the police department since both holidays fall on a Thursday. The Durango Police Department will do fingerprinting from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 30.
For more information, call 375-4700.