March 1, 2021
Road 2 Resiliency is proud to award Carl and Teresa Ariss with the March 2021 Resiliency Rockstar award.
For over 20-years, Carl and Teresa Ariss have donated their time and energy to fix and hang up holiday lights around our little town - providing hope and warmth to all who live in or visit the place we call home. When the lights began to reach their last year in service, the Ariss' reached out to our community for help.
"When I first put it out to the community that we were going to take them down early because of the weather and informed the community that they needed to be replaced, they said "sounds like we need a go fund me account to raise the money." -Teresa
Despite the costs of replacing the lights, our community banded together to keep the tradition alive - raising over $13,000.
These lights are more than just décor for the holiday season - these lights represent our community's strength, determination and commitment to one another. They serve as a beacon of hope during winter nights to those who may need just a little more love in their day. They put a smile on the faces of our first responders working the night shift. They warm up the hearts of our youth and families as they pass by. They provide hope.
."I never dreamed we would raise that kind of money in just a short time. This whole thing never would have happened without the help and support of the community and businesses who decided to trust me and donate to the fundraiser. We are very grateful for all the help and support to see this through." -Teresa
Thank you Carl and Teresa!
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