OUR DONORS & VOLUNTEERS 2017
NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Farmington
The water tank for the well pump, gifted to us by NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Farmington, arrived on Thursday, August 31. It’s a $2,900 water tank that the Agri Center managed to get for around $1,000. Brandon Francis from the Agri Center has been a core member and driver of our garden this year and this gift is a lot due to him.
Dennis Kittelson, Four Corners Electric
Dennis Kittelson, owner and manager of Four Corners Electric in Farmington, gave a new electrical system and conduit system and also donated labor to get Kim Martinez's donated well pump going in our community garden well. Dennis, thank you, especially for sending your crew Matt and Randy, and for taking your valuable time to give the community garden an alternative watering system to the irrigation ditch that can now be used in a drip system and also fro autumn plants when the ditch stops running.
Kim Martinez, Basin Pump & Supply
Kim Martinez, owner of Basin Pump & Supply in Bloomfield, gave a new control box and a slightly used pump for the well and water tank. Ms. Martinez is pictured above with Jose Pino, our garden's USDA implementation advisor. Thank you so much, Ms. Martinez.
On May 13, Dean Emery or Emery Estates provided T's, elbows, and nine 8" gated pipes to the Garden Collective for a quarter a foot, a considerable discount. Thank you Mr. Emery.
Keller Williams Realty
Keller Williams Realty, working with San Juan United Way, designated New Beginnings as the program to help on May 11, 2017, KW's Red Day, their annual day of service. KW brought a bobcat, chainsaw, weed-whacker, tons of garden tools, and more than 40 volunteers to our organic orchard to spread wood chips, fill in the production field moat with earth, weed, trim trees, spread mulch in our residents' swingset area, and level uneven parts of the land. Kira, Valerie, Pam, George on the Bobcat, Rachel, Brandon, everyone -- A tremendous thank you.
Lowes & First Mortgage
Above: Mary Ann Reidy, Lowe's Human Resources Manager. Mary Ann volunteered alongside Keller Williams on KW's Annnual Red Day on May 11 and brought work gloves, a weed whacker, and several rakes and shovels for the program, donated by Lowes. Volunteers from KW trimmed the ditch-edge trees using a chain saw donated by First Mortgage and later left the chainsaw with the program for organic garden collective use. Mary Ann continues to give flowers and help in many other ways.
Thank you so very much.
United Methodist Women & St. John's, Albuquerque
United Methodist Women, Albuquerque, chose our program to support for its annual district meeting on April 22 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. New Beginnings received 40% of the district offerings at the meeting and also collections of in-kind donations that were taken up by St. John's, totaling $1,200 plus many in-kind gifts. Thank you so very much.
Thomas A and Anna E Dugan Foundation
The Thomas A and Anna E Dugan Foundation gave the New Beginnings Organic Garden Collective and the New Beginnings Program itself $5,000 to share in 2017. The garden needs a number of upgrades and repairs this year in order to become fully sustainable. We are very grateful indeed for your gift. Our program and garden, this year especially, is very much in need of assistance.
Sunrise Christian Church, Farmington
Sunrise Christian Church--thank you for sending help when we urgently needed to clean our football field long irrigation ditch on April 2 this year before the water turned on. Pastor Larry Williams and the 20 strong church members raked and helped us haul off 2-3 dumpster loads of leaves and other winter debris.
Fellowship of the Spirit, Farmington
Thank you Rev. George Harris, for your annual gifts, and designating our program every year. So grateful.
Despite being in the process of selling its assets in San Juan County, Conoco Phillips continues to be a generous supporter of the New Beginnings Transitional Housing Program, with a 2017 gift of $2,500. Thank you.
Sarah Teofanov continues to give organic plants and seeds to the program.
Indian Country Grassroots Support
In March, Indian Country Grassroots Support gave the New Beginnings Organic Garden Collective $2,500 to put towards all aspects of garden-farm improvement.
San Juan ChemDry
Kevin and Cory Eddy at San Juan ChemDry were amazing, donating their services to clean one of our units carpets using their green clean formula. We needed your donation very much this January, thank you.
Thank you Richard and Randy of RCF Service for donating your HVAC services to our staff house and in the garden. Thank you especially for the fast pipe repair at our water tank.
Dawn Myers classes and other human services classes at San Juan College have been the source of very competent and beloved volunteer students. Thank you.
And Thank You . . .
RON ARMSTRONG, A Plus Mobile Home Service, Aztec, NM
JUDY CLINE, Farmington, NM
CANDACE DAN, Family Crisis Center, Farmington, NM
BRENDA & DARRIN COMPTON, Pinon Hills Community Church, Farmington, NM
DON COWICK, Farmington, NM
DONNA FERNANDEZ, Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM
BRANDON & KARYN FRANCIS, NMSU Agricultural Science Center, Farmington, NM
MICHAELA FRANCIS, CLARA BEGAY, JASON and family, Durango, CO
BILL FREIMUTH, Farmington, NM
EDWARD J. GOUVIER JR., Phoenix, AZ
DODIE & ART HAWKINS, Albuquerque, NM
PATRICIA HOWELL, Farmington, NM
SUSAN M. JOHNSON, Farmington, NM
LA PLATA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, Durango, CO
LARRY KING, Farmington, NM
ANDREA LANDON, Farmington, NM
REBECCA LOVELACE, Farmington, NM
NAVAJO PREPARATORY SCHOOL, Betty Ojaye, Farmington, NM
BETTY JO NYE, Albuquerque, NM
DHAANJA NEKOL O'MANNIN, Farmington, NM
PAUL PAVLIK, Farmington, NM
JOSE PINO, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farmington, NM
THE REDWOOD STORE, Farmington, NM
SHIPROCK CHAPTER, Navajo Nation
SILVER ADOBE INN, Diana and Graham Ohlson, Farmington, NM
CHARLOTTE SPEER, Farmington, NM
DOLORES SUNDT, Albuquerque, NM
PAULA SUNNER, Farmington, NM
SARAH & THEO TEOFANOV, Crouch Mesa, Farmington, NM
BEV TODD, Farmington, NM
REV. PAUL & DORCAS WEST, Fruitland, NM
WESTERN HILLS METHODIST CHURCH, UNITED METHODIST WOMEN, El Paso, TX
RANDY WICK, San Juan United Way, Farmington, NM
WILLOW TREE FARM, Albert Martin, Farmington, NM
CHILI YAZZIE, Shiprock, NM