You know how awful it is to be cold and hungry. It's not something you'd wish for anyone you know. You and I both don't want these things to happen to members of our community.That’s why LEAF is here. A year ago in July LEAF became a non-profit 501(c)3 to serve the underserved in our community.
The private donors and grantors that fund LEAF are providing many services to the town. Local residents can apply for Emergency Assistance, regardless of their income. In the last few months, people have received help with vehicle repairs, utility payments, moving expenses, gas cards, and more. LEAF uses the donations and grant monies it gets to contract for Case Managers from the OUR Center to come to town every Wednesday.They help with budgeting, applying for benefits, and more.. LEAF has a comprehensive list of resources and collaborates with many local organizations. If you have a question about forms of assistance or support, call LEAF or come by on Wednesdays to get referrals, or even help in making phone calls and filling out those overwhelming forms. And, of course, the Lyons Food Pantry is a project of LEAF.
LEAF serves the area from Hygiene west, including the entire 80540 zip code, Big Elk Meadows and Pinewood Springs, and up SH7 to Raymond/Riverside. For more information, go to www.leaflyons.org, email LEAF at info@ leaflyons.org, call 720-864-4309 and leave a message, or drop by the Lyons Community Church on Wednesdays between 10 and 3.