Cozy Community Fund

*Originally written by Marissa Toussaint who quit

It’s amazing how quickly 10 months can go by. I don’t believe this whole “time is a constant” thing.

Anyhow, the holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Festivus, Hannukah, Kwanza, and Buying-Stuff-For-People-Just-Because-Time is here. For the last 5 years, Iron Horse Brewery, along with several Ellensburg, WA area businesses and community members have put together a fund to help one or two families from Kittitas county who need a little extra help for the holidays. Thus the Cozy Community Fund.

Our goal has always been to try to affect a real change in one or two lives every year. There are several great organizations that put together baskets, collect food, and serve the community at large. They excel at this and are very much needed and appreciated in our community. With the cozy community fund, we are hoping that paying off past due utility bills, providing oil changes, food, fixing a broken porch, 4 months worth of gas cards and more can help propel the recipients forward in a way that is meaningful beyond the holiday season.

While some cash is given, most of what they receive are in the form of services, goods, and credits (bills paid off).

Every year Iron Horse Brewery contributes $1,500 to the fund. Last year, just over $2,500 was given to two families in Kittitas County. Previous years it has been as high as $5000.

This year, we want to do more. But we need your help.

If you are a business, person with a skill, or just overly kind and want to contribute to the fund, please email me, jared@ironhorsebrewery.com. Again, it doesn’t have to be cash.

More importantly, we don’t know who this fund needs to go to, so please nominate a family or person in need over here. You can remain anonymous if you so choose.

Let’s do this. (that sounds oddly like the Home Depot tagline, but I swear, I’m not copying it. )

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