With national funding tightening, I decided to ask celebrities with an interest in mental health tohelp us financially. After seeing Shirley McClain, a New Mexico resident, on Oprah, I wrote her.Glenn Close, has a sister with a diagnosis of bi-polar and lives in Connecticut, was contacted tohelp. Hugh Laurie, House on TV, who acknowledges working with bouts of depression, was noti-fied by e-mail. Oprah Winfrey Foundation in Chicago received a letter of introduction, saying moreinformation would be sent upon request. If any of you readers can think of a possible funder, pleaselet me know at firstname.lastname@example.orgI recently met with Hank Hughes, ED of New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, JohnBloomfield (NewLife Homes ED), and his new assistant Brent Lesley to discuss possible fundingfor HUD Continuum of Care being offered in late fall. CVN with NLH plans to amass enough smallgrants to allow building to begin on the 15 acres just south of Belen. G
roundbreaking is being seen for late 2011.
For years, government agencies required matching funds; now strong leveraging power is accepted.CVNs leveraging power, to name a few, includes ownership of 15 acres in Moriarity worth$195,000 with water rights, $210,000 grant from Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, option on the15 acres in Belen appraised at $450,000, three years of mental health services offered from Valen-cia Counseling Services $228,000, and architect planning drawings valued at $50,000.Your donations keep CVN operating, paying grant writers, and mailing out newsletters.Thank you for your ongoing support.Charlotte Wallace Back
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Our annual garage sale will be held on Saturday, June 18th from8AM to 2 PM.Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church: 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE.The church is located near the intersection of Carlisle andCentral.We are still collecting items to include in this sale. If you wish to donate items call Margery @681-0774. Please, no donations larger than what can be transported by car.We encourage you to come out and show your support for CVN. You just might find the treasureyouve been looking for and we promise youll have fun browsing the good deals!