2020 has not gone according to plan and has taken us all by surprise. A global pandemic has burdened many families here in our community and throughout the world. However, a few positives have come out of this year so far, such as the increase in community involvement and call for service.
Here at Ski ‘N See, we take pride in helping those inside and outside of our organization. Especially more than ever with Coronavirus, we have been striving to create a lasting positive impact on our society. Last week we held our second annual corporate service day with Fuller Center for Housing of Utah County.
The Fuller Center is a faith-driven organization that supports collaborative and innovative partnerships to provide housing worldwide for all people in need. The United Nations estimates that more than one billion people in the world live in inadequate housing, with millions in the United States. With that information, we wanted to take on a hands-on project to help the homeless in Utah County for our day of service. We had the pleasure of working on two homes in our backyard here on the Wasatch front, in Spanish Fork and Provo.
Our leadership team divided and conquered last Tuesday, working on renovation projects to help our neighbors with their lawns and landscaping. With many in our community unable to bare the Utah heat, we were happy to lend a hand and work together to create a sustainable living environment. During our day, we helped pull weeds, plant new flower beds, cleaned the patios, and refurbished a gardening shed. Overall there was a significant physical change of the properties, and intangibly, there was team bonding, problem-solving, camaraderie, and of course, social distancing involved on our day of service.
Owner Roy Ostendor says “We are grateful to be able to contribute and bring joy to families in our community. The process of giving back not only brings happiness to others, and puts life’s challenges into proper perspective. The experience was both humbling and rewarding for the Ski N See Family.”
We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our city and are already looking forward to next year’s day of service. If you’re looking to get involved in the Utah community, here is a list of organizations we have and continue to support.
-American Heart Association
-Angel’s Hands Foundation of Utah
-Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Utah
-Boy Scouts of America
-Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley
-Brighton Ski Patrol
-Choral Arts Society of Utah
-Christ Lutheran School and Church
-Copperview Recreation Center
-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
-The Fuller Center
-Grace Lutheran Church and School
-Granite Elementary School
-I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center
-March of Dimes-Midvale – Harvest Festival Days
-Park City Youth WinterSports Alliance
-Relay for Life
– American Cancer Society
-Salt Lake Lutheran High School
-Salt Lake County Student Ski Program
-South Davis Recreation Center
-Southern Cross Humanitarian
-St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
-Utah AIDS Foundation Food Bank
-Utah Alcoholism Foundation
-Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce
Written by: Lauren Ostendorf