Charity chili cook-off in Fremont supplies pre-holiday warmth

Charity chili cook-off in Fremont supplies pre-holiday warmth

The night time earlier than wolfing down turkey and placing themselves right into a stuffing-induced meals coma, dozens of Fremont residents gathered at 505 Brewing downtown for a charity chili cook-off, with the proceeds going to help native households in want.

Three groups — from Pinnacle Financial institution, 505 Brewing and Care Corps Lifehouse — battled for the title of chili champion on Wednesday, with every crew serving up their very own secret recipes of spicy, meaty goodness to keen attendees.

The free-will donations from the chili connoisseurs all went to charitable efforts coordinated by Care Corps’ Lifehouse, together with the shelter and the meals pantry.

Jodi Nemec, supervisor of Advertising & Enterprise Growth for Pinnacle Financial institution, was available at 505 Brewing on Wednesday with Erica Martinez of Care Corps’ Lifehouse. Each stated they have been appreciative of all who confirmed as much as eat chili and donate to a wanted trigger.

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“We’re simply out right here supporting Care Corps,” Jodi Nemec stated.

Chili opponents included Jay Nemec, of Pinnacle Financial institution, who was the winner of the group voting; in addition to chili cooked by officers from Care Corps’ Lifehouse and the 505 Brewing Firm.

The funds all assist Care Corps’ Lifehouse efforts to supply for people and households in want in Fremont and Dodge County.

“It has been going nice, a gentle stream (of eaters). (Donations) are crucial through the vacation season. Utilities have just lately gone up, I feel 25%, so we have to maintain all of our services open and lit,” Martinez stated. “Most of all, although, meals insecurity and homelessness and making an attempt to serve people who find themselves marginalized in the neighborhood.”

Care Corps’ Lifehouse operates a number of charity organizations to serve these in want, together with the Thriftology thrift good retailer; the Lifehouse foot pantry and Lifehouse temporary-housing shelter.

Charity winter coat drive, now over, was a hit

Nemec and Martinez’s efforts on the chili cook-off weren’t the one charity work the duo has collaborated on this vacation season.

Pinnacle Financial institution and Care Corps’ Lifehouse crew up for a charity winter coat drive that ended Nov. 17. The trouble, Nemec stated, netted greater than eight giant containers filled with winter coats.

“The profitable home from Bergan was St. Francis and the profitable courses from Trinity have been a tie between the kindergarten and second grade,” Nemec stated in an e mail. “Lots of of winter gear gadgets have been collected between the colleges and the 2 financial institution branches. We’re so pleased with our group for stepping as much as meet this important want in Fremont.”

“It was implausible, and we’ve wrapped that up now. (Wednesday) we went to Bergan they usually had 4 containers (of coats) after which we went to Trinity they usually had 4 containers (of coats). Each (donation) containers at Pinnacle Financial institution have been additionally full,” Nemec stated. “We ended up 10 containers of coats than will probably be taken right down to Thriftology.”

Martinez stated as a way to get a free coat, these in want are required to fill out an utility kind and get a voucher. That may be accomplished at a number of places, together with the Lifehouse shelter, the United Approach of Fremont, Lutheran Household Companies, the Fremont Household Coalition and a number of other different places.

These searching for data on easy methods to get a free winter coat voucher can contact officers by telephone at 402-620-5992 or in individual at any of those places:

  • Lifehouse Emergency Shelter & Prevention workplace: 723 N. Broad St., Fremont
  • Lifehouse Meals Pantry; 549 N. H St., Fremont
  • Thriftology, 300 N. Most important St., Fremont

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