march news: Jane's place
We hope you were able to engage in some part of the residency with Brian. Our time with him was deeply enriching and "perception" altering. If you want to get a taste of his teachings, here is his introductory talk again. The big news for the month is about Jane's place, an exciting and amazing new project to support multiple community needs on an in-town property owned by our beloved Jane Whitmer and her husband, Ron Ferris.
Before Jane passed away in mid-2019, she had envisioned a development that would provide housing for many of the individuals and families she cared for and gave generously of her love and support. This project would provide housing for acute, diverse, and adaptive community needs for folks transitioning out of homelessness, those newly released from jail, single-earner families, victims of domestic or sexual violence, seasonal employees, and Americorp volunteers.
Jane’s Place is a collaborative, community centered, multi-use housing project near the heart of downtown Salida at the intersection of 3rd Street and Highway 291. The development of the project will be managed by the Chaffee County Community Foundation and the Chaffee Housing Authority and will cost $3.4 million. It will be paid by grants, community support, local employers, and traditional debt.
While a good portion of this cost will be paid for using traditional debt, community support is needed to in order to ensure the rent levels and programming will directly impact those who need it the most. Right now we are fundraising $400,000 in the next 7 weeks and so far, $221,100 has been raised.
We are inviting our Sangha and friends to join this amazing and extraordinary opportunity to be a part of Jane’s passion, vision, and legacy by donating a tax-deductible gift to this project that Jane championed for children and families and will bring her dream to fruition.
For further information and details on how to donate to Jane’s Place visit the Chaffee County Community Foundation website: www.chaffeecommunity.org.
On behalf of our beloved Jane and Ron, we are grateful for your love, support, and heart.
SANGHA WEEKLY SITS (via Zoom)
Sunday 5:00-6:00 pm Sit and Discussion
Meeting ID: 731 489 839
Tuesday Noon Sit
Meeting ID: 645 877 836
MARCH RENT DONATION
This month we sent $650 to the Community Foundation for the "Jane's Place" project.
Sending Boundless Metta to You All,
Your Salida Sangha Board