By Amanda Cooper
Last week we held the 5th annual Grounds for Health Car Wash at the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot at the Waterbury, VT Train Station.
This year, Grounds for Health is celebrating their 15th Anniversary. Grounds for Health is a non-profit organization with a mission of bringing healthcare to women in coffee growing regions. Grounds for Health focuses on training, screening and treating cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is the number one cancer in women living in developing countries, a disease that is both preventable and treatable. It’s an organization that GMCR has been involved with since the beginning and continues to support in various ways.
With a perfect August day to work with, the carwash had more than 50 people volunteer and raised over $3,000 in just four hours! Ben & Jerry, Alan Newman, (the founder of Magic Hat Brewery), and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin all stopped by for a visit (and even pushed some cars through our “no idle” carwash!).
Thank you to all the GMCR and Grounds for Health employees who worked hard in the hot sun and to the supporting business whose help made this event possible!
GMCR is proud to help Grounds for Health continue their important work in coffee growing communities. To learn more about Grounds for Health please visit groundsforhealth.org