Back Row: Shawna Altmiller, Lenne Bonner, Joe Pippenger, Ashley Steinbruecker, Janene Leaton, Sarah Johnson, Amber Hanes Miller: Front Row: Colleen Hall, Tami Plank, Brianna Capps, Hollie Sandifur and Anson Hanes-Miller.
Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic (CVHC) staff worked together to raise $1001.16 for the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program (LCECP) in support of the Orofino Head Start Project. Thanks to an outpouring of generous support from businesses, individuals and community groups, the Friends of LCECP Orofino Head Start Project has raised $25,067.00! just $5,000.00 shy of the community goal to reach $30,000.00. Through efforts such as the Bake Sale Donation Drive, the Orofino Dog Wash, the Golf Course Team Tournament, The Nez Perce Education Grant, and a mighty response from the business community including Clearwater Power, Wells Fargo, Avista, American West Banks, Potlatch Credit Union, US Bank, Community Bank, and others, the Friends of LCECP Orofino Head Start Project, made up of a dedicated and effective group of Orofino residents and professionals, need just under $5,000.00 to meet the community challenge.
As soon as bids are recieved and calculated, excavation will begin on the site, leading to foundation construction and placement of the new Head Start facility, currently stored on the lot of Larry and Christy Skinner’s Clearwater Homes. Thanks Orofino Friends and the community for adopting this project and making it such a success. For information about helping to raise the remaining $5,000.00, volunteering with the construction phase, or holding a staff drive for the holiday season, please contact Friends President Joe Pippenger 476-7796, or LCECP Non-Federal Program Support Coordinator, Cynthia Tierney at 208-743-2327, or Robert Vian, Superintendent of Orofino School District #171, 476-5593. Please drop by the school district office (across from the Orofino Elementary, or follow the link to our donation page, http://lcearlychildhood.org/donation, if you would like to be part of the challenge. Your donation is tax deductable, and your help truly makes a difference.