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Community Center close to first goal

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As a result of residents’ contributions, the Douglas County Community Services Foundation has come close to meeting its fundraising goal to open the Carson Valley Community and Senior Center. The foundation recently updated its fundraising goal. The new goal is slightly more than $500,000 in order to fund the first priority needs for the facility.

“This is an important milestone for the foundation and should indicate to the community that the foundation will be able to fulfill its commitment to equip the facility in advance of its opening,” said Chairman Bob Cook.

So far the foundation has bought a walk-in cooler and freezer, security systems, hardware and kitchen equipment according to Cook.

“Although there is more work to do, we are very proud of the fact that we have generated a tremendous amount of community interest and raised funds privately to locally equip the building,” Cook said.

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club has contributed more than $190,000 to fund the senior portion of the equipment. Cook attributes this generosity to the special relationship between the foundation and the senior citizens club.

However, they are not the only contributors.

“Buy A Brick sales which have generated over $25,000 in individual contributions and funds continue to pour into the foundation assisting with this important task of meeting our funding goal,” Cook said.

The Board of County Commissioners receives quarterly updates on the progress of the building confirming its completion is on schedule for 2015 and is within budget thanks to all of the generous contributions from the community. The center will be located across Waterloo Lane, by Lampe Park. For those interested in contributing to this cause, visit the foundation’s website at http://www.dccsf.com or call 782-9828.