Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Community economic development
Community Development: Construction/Renovation
Summary: Kitchen renovation to include several improvements to the health and safely for serving meals from the facility.
LaPuente was established in Alamosa, Colorado in 1981 by 5 women to meet the shelter needs of migrant workers and families. Over the past 38 years, there have been many additional services added to make the lives better for those living in poverty. One of the programs is to serve 3 meals a day, 365 days a year to community families. The complete project will be to renovate the kitchen and dining room area to safely prepare and serve meals in a sanitary environment. The local Health Department has said they will shut down the meal serving function unless sanitary conditions be improved. There are many activities to the whole project that total costs will exceed $60,000. The purpose of this grant is to finance the $5.200 cost for the electrical and plumbing for the fabricated duct work, purchased equipment and install the return air system. Members of several Rotary Clubs have completed many projects at LaPuente with work groups of 20 - 25 people that make two work trips a year to complete assigned work projects; one Rotarian has made 40 trips to LaPuente.
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