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Land Title Bikers at MS Ride Event
Sixteen Land Title employees, family and friends rode in the MS Ride on June 28th and 29th. The group raised over $10,000 to help find a cure for MS. The team was headed up by Jim Francis. The team has represented Land Title for 10 years at the MS Ride. Participants rode, 25, 53 or 15.6miles.
- Montrose Team at No Barriers 5k Event
On Saturday June 21st Land Title sponsored and the employees and their families participated in a 5K fundraiser to raise money for Welcome Home Montrose's No Barriers Week. This non-profit focuses on veterans & wounded warriors by providing them with opportunities and a community to live where the are "No Barriers." The funds that were raised will go to assist in "No Barriers" week where severely injured veterans will spend the week in Montrose and be able to hunt, fish, hike, jeep and kayak. The mission is for these veterans to be able to do anything they desire regardless of their injuries.
April 26th, 2014
A group of employees from the Land Title office in Colorado Springs volunteered at the Flying W Ranch on Saturday, April 26th.
On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, the Waldo Canyon fire roared over a nearby ridge at 60 mph and devoured the tall pines and the historic buildings nestled among them.
Because of the fire, the area is at risk of erosion and mudslides, which could impact the municipal water supply. With the help of countless volunteers, the Flying W Ranch Foundation hopes to bring the natural beauty back to the hill slopes of Colorado Springs, educate members of our community and insure safe drinking water for all our residents.
Work involved with the project includes:
- Installing log erosion control structures to stabilize hill slopes and drainages prone to flood events
- Planting seed and spreading mulch over various acres of burned terrain
- Planting saplings to jump-start the restoration of the forest
March 24th, 2014
On March 22nd, Land Title's Steamboat Springs team once again took the plunge into the icy waters of Lake Catamount in the 11th Annual Penguin Plunge. Water was at a balmy 28 degrees. This year the money raised went to benefit the Yampa Valley Medical Center's new Women's Breast Health Center through the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.
Land Title's team raised $1400 and the whole event grossed $75,000 to benefit the charity. For more information on the Yampa Valley Medical Center's Women's Breast Health Center, visit http://www.yvmc.org/Cancer/breast-cancer.
Branch Managers Kerry Grimes and Stan Urban along with Marketing Coordinator Rachael Stiedemann present check to Mile High American Red Cross.
November 26th, 2013
Land Title raised $30,000 to benefit the flood victims affected throughout the state. All proceeds went to the American Red Cross to continue assisting with relief efforts across Colorado.
As of the end of September, the Red Cross provided:
- 3,800 shelter stays for people forced from their homes by the flooding
- more than 87,000 meals and snacks
- more than 111,000 relief items (in conjunction with the Salvation Army)
- provided more than 8,200 health and mental health services (in conjunction with the Salvation Army)
As residents have started to go home, the Red Cross distributed relief items at Disaster Assistance Centers, Red Cross Emergency Aid Stations, and aboard the 24 Red Cross emergency response vehicles traveling through the region. Red Cross workers also provided individual recovery support, and physical and mental health services.
In addition to the Salvation Army, the Red Cross coordinated with a variety of local community organizations to provide relief in Colorado including Save the Children, AmeriCorps NCCC, and Operation Hope.
Thank you for your generous support again in helping fellow Coloradoans in need.
September 29th, 2013
Land Title's Grand Junction office participated in the 2013 Color Sunday Adventure Challenge. It was held at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Mesa CO.
In 2012, after a one year hiatus, The Powderhorn Racing Club (PRC) in collaboration with the Western Slope Center for Children (WSCC), and the new management at Powderhorn Mountain Resort, brought back the Thigunawat 10K Trail Run for a third year in the series. A 3K-Team Adventure Run and a Kid's Obstacle Fun Run were also added. The combination of all three events comprises the Color Sunday Adventure Challenge.Proceeds from the event were equally distributed between PRC and WSCC. For more details see http://www.colorsundaychallenge.com/.
August 26th, 2013
Randy Slaybaugh, Colorado Springs Branch manager with Tri-Lakes Cares team.
The Black Forest fire was the most destructive fire in Colorado history which destroyed 486 homes and blackened 14,280 acres in El Paso County. The fire also claimed the lives of two people.Throughout the month of July, Land Title employees donated money to benefit the Wildfire Victims in El Paso County. Land Title chose the organization, Tri-Lakes Cares to receive the donation. Tri-Lakes Cares is a community based, volunteer supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve people's lives through emergency assistance, self-sufficiency and relief programs, education and other social services. Tri-Lakes is offering financial assistance for fire victims. They assist with things like replacing glasses, paying for prescriptions, food, toiletries, clothing, household items, rent, utilities and more.
Land Title employees were able to raise $25,000 to donate to Tri-Lakes Cares. We will also be offering assistance with pulling title paperwork for all homeowners that may need it.
A team of Land Title walkers will participate in the 11th annual Vitality Walk on June 2nd, 2013 to benefit the Parkinson Association of the Rockies.
The goal of the event is to draw more than 1,200 walkers to promote community awareness about Parkinson’s disease and raise over $100,000 to support the services of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies. Participants will enjoy music, food and discover new products and services at the Resource Fair.
ABOUT THE WALK All ages and well-behaved dogs (on 6' leashes) are welcome!
Wash Park in Denver
Inside park near Franklin & Mississippi
Sandstone Ranch in Longmont
3001 E. Ken Pratt Blvd. at E2 Shelter (south of the Sports Complex)
Distance: Each site will offer two walk routes. The short route is approximately one mile while the longer route is approximately 5K.
Mail-in or Deliver: forms must be received by May 31st
Online: registration will close at 11:59 am on Saturday, June 1st
Onsite: Adult registration fees increase ($35/adult)
For Denver site: free parking is available at South High School (Franklin & Louisiana); transportation will be provided to and from Walk Start.
For Longmont site: the parking lot just north of the E2 Shleter will be blocked off for participant only parking
For more information on the race and how you can donate, click here.
March 15, 2013
Land Title employees will get the ball rolling this spring as we participate in the JA Bowl-A-Thon. The JA Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Pinnacol Assurance, is not only a fun event, it is also JA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Thousands of participants from hundreds of companies bowl each year to help JA provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to local students. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the JA Bowl-A-Thon will be used to help JA to reach 107,000 students during the 2012/13 school year.
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice.
Land Title has been a JA partner in Colorado for more than a decade. Currently, Land Title provides leadership through John Freyer, Jr.'s involvement on the JA Board of Directors. Land Title is also a major supporter of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
March 14, 2013
Doing some spring cleaning and have some extra shoes that you can spare? Land Title Guarantee Company will be collecting shoes at our Lakewood office location on Union from the middle of March through May 1st to benefit Soles4Soles.
Soles4Souls is an organization that collects new and gently worn shoes in the US, and then distributes them around the world in 127 different countries with approximately 55% staying in the US. All types of shoes are appreciated . . . everything from tennis shoes to stilettos, hiking boots to house slippers, children’s shoes to men’s dress shoes . . . and ANYTHING in between. Every kind of shoe can be of use to someone.
If the shoes are new or gently worn, they are distributed as they are received. If they are more than gently worn, they are sent to Haiti, Honduras, or Tanzania, where the shoes are distributed to families who refurbish the shoes, thus creating a micro-enterprise, where people will then be able to feed their families or have a product to barter for other services. If they are even more worn, they are sent elsewhere, and the shoes are disassembled and made into other products. Nothing of use is discarded. If the shoes are even more worn, they are sent to Huntsville, Alabama, where the shoes are one of the products used in Waste to Energy. Soles4Souls will also try to match-up or recycle shoes that no longer have a mate.
To date, in Colorado, we have collected over 150,000 pairs of shoes which translates into over 94 tons saved from the landfill. When speaking of the numbers, it is easy to get lost in the statistics, but the facts are that 300 million children don't own a single pair of shoes, and we have such abundance, that Americans place approximately the same number of shoes, in the landfill each year. It is important to keep in mind that Colorado's contribution translates into over 150,000 people whose lives have been changed by something as simple as a pair of shoes. Your donations are greatly appreciated, as is your partnership in changing the lives of those who need your help.
Visit our office locations page on our website for directions on how to get to our Lakewood office.
March 13th, 2013
Some of Land Title's best, "Land Title Lunatics" will be tackling the Tough Mudder in June to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, 700,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.
Event Dates: June 15th and 16th
Click here for more information on the event.
Money raised from the Tough Mudder event will benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
For the 8th year, a group of Land Title employees will bike in Bike MS Ride. The Land Title Peloton Pretenders hope to raise over $20,000 this year to help support the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society. The group has pedaled 15,450 miles so far to help find a cure for MS.
When: June 29th and 30th
Where: The race will start at the Front Range Community College in Westminster with and overnight at Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
1) Ft Collins Loop on June 29th: one course is 25 miles and the other is 40 miles
2) 2 Day- Ride
a) Base Route: 65 miles
b) Challenge Route: 78 miles
c) Saturday Century Option: 100 miles
There are 16 different volunteer position opportunities and hundreds of volunteers are needed for the event.
Visit this site for more information on volunteering.
Donations: Visit this site to find out how you can fundraise a team or specific rider.
To donate to Land Title's team, visit this site.
In November 2009, Land Title employee, Angela Edgington was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She was treated with chemotherapy through June 2010 and had her spleen removed in July 2010. Since then, she has been cancer free.
Angela is training to walk the 11th annual Platte River half marathon in April to raise money to help find a cure for blood cancers as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Program, the most successful endurance sports charity program.
For more information on Team in Training, visit www.teamintraining.org.
For more information on the Platte River half marathon, visit www.platteriverhalf.com.
The fires that spread across parts of Colorado during the summer affected some of our offices as well as many of our clients. This inspired the employees of Land Title to give back and help out families in need. The executive board agreed to match 100% of any contributions made by Land Title employees to the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter. Land Title donated $17524 help with the disaster relief efforts.
Donations to support Red Cross Disaster Relief fund the organization’s response to the 2012 wildfires as well as additional wildfires, flooding or other disasters that occur in Colorado, across the country and around the world.
The Red Cross responded to the wildfires in Colorado by deploying more than 600 trained disaster workers who:
- Operated 19 shelters and evacuation centers across the state and provided more than 1,900 overnight shelter stays
- Served more than 67,000 meals and snacks with help from partners like the Salvation Army
- Deployed 27 emergency response vehicles to provide mobile feeding, disaster assessment, and information
- Handed out more than 23,000 relief items such as hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, sifters, rakes, work gloves and face masks
- Provided more than 9,000 health and mental health consultations
Every year, the Red Cross spends an average of more than $360 million preparing and responding to disasters across the country and around the world. This includes the cost of maintaining the strong network of staff and volunteers, supplies, warehouses, response vehicles and technical resources needed to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters each year.
For more information on how you can help the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter, please visit their website at http://coloradoredcross.org.
Land Title Guarantee Company is proud to be a corporate partner of the Gold Crown Foundation and contribute to the success of this non-profit organization. The Gold Crown Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity founded in 1986 by former NBA great Bill Hanzlik and Colorado business leader Ray Baker. The organization operates with a mission to provide opportunities and “Educate Youth and Community Through Sports and Enrichment Programs”. As the organization continues to grow, the Gold Crown Foundation anticipates providing more than 35,000 opportunities for girls and boys with our roster of programs in 2011. Participants from the Denver metro area, Colorado front-range, and Rocky Mountain region will participate in Gold Crown enrichment, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse and golf programs as well as baseball through Coca-Cola All Star Park. The Gold Crown Foundation owns and operates Coca-Cola All Star Park in Lakewood, Colorado – a premier youth baseball field modeled after historic Coors Field that was constructed in 1998 in conjunction with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. In October of 2003, the Foundation proudly opened the Gold Crown Field House. This 56,000 square-foot indoor facility, which houses many of Gold Crown’s indoor programs, allows us to greatly expand our enrichment programming and serve the community further.
May 5, 2012
Our Montrose office team put together their second annual 5k Walk/Run to benefit the Montrose Association of Realtors Grant Fund. The fund helps benefit community organizations in Montrose.
The second year was a great success with a fabulous turnout. The fastest runners this year were a husband and wife team that completed the course in 28 minutes while pushing a stroller! Nearly $1800 was raised to contribute to the Grant Fund!
Stay tuned for details on the 2013 event.