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FIRESTONE — Fred Skates, the president of the Carbon Valley Help Center, was awarded the Community Impact Award by the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual dinner on Feb. 8 for his work and vision in making the Carbon Valley Help Center a reality.
Formerly known as the Hoffman Award, the Community Impact Award is a prestigious designation given to a business, nonprofit or individual who has shown exemplary level outreach in efforts to make the Carbon Valley community a better place for all. The award recipient has a reputation for integrity, business excellence and community involvement.
A resident of the Carbon Valley area since 2006 with his late wife, Pattie, Skates immediately made connections in the community. He continues working with the Tri-Town Seniors, serving as a trustee for the Town of Frederick and was a founding member of the Carbon Valley Help Center.
“The Help Center was a ‘dream’ of a lot of people and I knew I wanted to be a part of that vision,” he said. “Now that it is up and running, we all feel the need for such a facility. Hopefully it will grow to the possibilities that exist in our community. Receiving this award bestowed upon me by the Carbon Valley Chamber is truly an honor.”
Founded in 2013, the Carbon Valley Help Center is a local nonprofit serving the Carbon Valley region and the communities of Firestone, Frederick and Dacono. The Carbon Valley Help Center opened in February 2013 and continues to grow in its mission to help people in immediate need move toward self-sufficiency.
The Carbon Valley Help Center is a 501(c)3 focused on helping people in immediate need move toward self sufficiency by unifying Carbon Valley resources. Located at 150 Buchanan Ave. in Firestone, the center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with appointments recommended. For more information, call 303-833-6626, visit www.carbonvalleyhelpcenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.