LONGMONT, CO (March 3, 2014) — As 2013 came to a close, the folks at ResCare Residential Services’ Community Advantage wanted to find a way to thank their governor for his support throughout the year. Community Advantage teamed up with ResCare Residential Services in Denver to show their gratitude with a life-size thank you card representing Colorado residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The card thanked the Governor’s office for their hard work to ensure a rate restoration in the 2013 legislative year.
Community Advantage Executive Director Deedra Moats wanted to make sure that others supported by ResCare in Colorado were involved.
“I called my management team asking them how we could express our gratitude to the governor for advocating for our folks this year,” Ms. Moats said. “Venise Sletten, the program manager of ResCare Residential Services in Denver came up with this very creative idea.”
Inside the card, along with every signature, “Thank you” was written in French, English, Spanish or Japanese to represent the ethnicity of the person served.
Governor’s Aide Luke Smith accepted the card on behalf of the governor and invited Todd Hill and Amanda Goss, who receive services through Community Advantage, to spend the day with him on the grounds of the state capital to tour buildings and check out the Senate floor.
“Todd and Amanda were thrilled to act on behalf of everyone at Community Advantage,” said Ms. Moats. “It was an amazing day and I am so proud of everyone who participated.”
Author: Moriah Dietrich