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Make a difference on Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Oct 24th, 2013




VALLEY — On Make a Difference Day this Saturday, Oct. 26, San Luis Valley residents can make a difference by cleaning up their yard and communities and bringing the trash to the SLV Regional Landfill between Monte Vista and Del Norte.

Cost is a donation of 12 non-perishable food items. Please, no outdated food or commodities. All donations will be given to the Monte Vista Food Bank and will be distributed at a later date, to those in need.

The “cost” is 12 non-perishable food items per car or pick-up load. A truck and trailer; cost is 24 items, large trailer only; cost is 24 items, all large truck loads per size; cost 24 – 48 items. Tire cost is a food donation plus a per tire cash fee: Passenger car size $1, semi-truck size $10.50 and tractor size $21.

Those who do not have food items to donate may bring a cash donation.

No commercial haulers are admitted for donation price. All loads MUST be covered or tarped.

All tires must be off the rim. All freezers and refrigerators must have Freon removed. All landfill regulations will be enforced. Hours are 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information call the landfill at 852-3810.

The Baer Family would like to know of groups or volunteer organizations who want to take on a clean up project in conjunction with Make A Difference Day. Please call 580-4307. This is the 14th year of this particular project. The Baer family organizes this event and are proud to know they have a part in cleaning up yards, communities, roadsides and helping those in need. They are appreciative of the people that donate food and are always generous. This event, in the past, has been the largest food donation for the Monte Vista Food Bank.












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