This archived article was written by: Austin Ashcraft
Recently, the SUN Center participated in the United Way Day of Caring. Volunteers went to the Active Re-Entry facility near the fair grounds southwest of Price, where they were able to do some landscaping work for them. Although some results of the project were immediately apparent, we did not know the effect of the service until we received this thank you note:
“Dear SUN Center,
I just want to say a huge thank you for choosing Active Re-Entry as your site for Day of Caring. I have spent the past three months trying to get a landscaper to commit to come and do some xero-scape work and trim trees and plants around our facility – but to no avail.
Your SUN Center volunteers not only planted 133 plants, moved and spread 26-tons of rock, and cleaned up tumble weeds around an acre of fencing, but saved our program an estimated $22,000 that can now be put back into programs for people with disabilities.
Our place looks great, will save on water, and can be a showcase to the community of the benefits of xero-scaping. All the hard work you put in was greatly appreciated.
Director, Active Re-Entry”
The SUN Center presidency express their thanks for all those that participated in this and the many other projects that go on throughout campus, said Kathy Murray, director.