Strategic partnerships, community support and volunteers are the key to Rising Up’s success. Pam Hernandez, our Executive Director, has spent countless hours seeking partnerships and developing relationships with community agencies so that there is greater collaboration and less duplication of efforts within the community. Rising Up has been able to better utilize services and provide assistance because of these inter-agency relationships.
- Fort Morgan United Methodist Church
- The Sanctuary
- Life Fellowship Church
- Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
- Trinity Lutheran Church
- St Helena Catholic Church
- United Presbyterian Church
- St Charles Episcopal Church
- Ed Lunstrom
- Brush High School Class of 1981
- Tina Hernandez
- James & Letty Graff
- Kudron Construction
- Verl Hester
- Shelly Frasier
- Fort Morgan High School National Honor Society
- Clayton Lamb Memorial
- Renee Ruiz
- Gloria Ramirez
- Tori Albright
Grant Support From
Recipient of United Way Venture Grant
It was an honor for Rising Up to be the only recipient of a United Way Venture Grant this year. A partnership with United Way is a key indicator that Rising Up is an organization that is supported across our community.
Our Wonderful Volunteers
Another indicator is the number of volunteers that participate in the organization. Rising Up’s volunteers make the organization successful, and at this time, is what drives the organization forward. Volunteers have helped by bringing meals to share, staying at the warming center, serving meals, fundraising, and so much more. Rising Up has logged over 4,200 hours of volunteer time since the beginning of this year, which is a testament to the tremendous support there is community-wide.
Our Partnership with United Methodist Church of Fort Morgan
One of the most valuable partnership we have cultivated is our great working relationship with the United Methodist Church of Fort Morgan. They have graciously let us use their annex building to help our friends in need until we can find a more permanent solution. Many of their church members have also helped volunteer and work with our Rising Up clients.