Secor Cares volunteers load donated materials from Ent property onto truck.
- Sept. 20, 2018
-- Ent Credit Union, Colorado's leading credit union, has donated thousands of dollars in restaurant furnishings and kitchen equipment from a property acquired in August to the local Parker nonprofit, Secor Cares.
Secor Cares, a Douglas County based free food market serves thousands of the roughly 49,000 families in Douglas, Arapahoe and Elbert counties struggling with suburban poverty.
"The property Ent acquired on Twenty Mile Road in Parker came with all the interior furnishings of the previous restaurant tenant- from interior and patio seating to kitchen equipment," said Victoria Selfridge, Ent's vice president of corporate communications. "With the assistance of the Douglas and Elbert County Task Force, we connected with Secor Cares and knew they'd be the perfect new home for these items."
On Sunday, August 18, a group of Secor volunteers came to the site to review and select from the goods that were available and then loaded and transported their desired items to storage facilities.
"Thanks to Ent's donations, we've saved money and effort towards our new facility that we can now target to other parts of our program," said Mark Heistand, director of operations at Secor Cares. "We'll be able to triple the amount of people and families we assist each month and put the extra funds that Ent has saved us towards more food, hours of operation and more."