First Guardian of the ‘The House’ Renews His Pledge
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The first guardian of Western Colorado’s only shelter for homeless teens is continuing to help those in need.
Last year, Hal Heath stepped forward to be the first person to donate to "The House," the homeless shelter for teens. He’s pledging to carry on with this responsibility by donating another $1,000 to the local shelter.
He presented the check Thursday morning during a special ceremony at Einstein’s Bagels.
“If you help a kid when he is in his teenage years, then when he is 40 or 50, he'll be giving back to the community instead of needing assistance later,” said Heath. “I want to give assistance to the kids and see them succeed.”
There are over 700 guardians in Mesa County, but "The House" is still seeking 300 more to reach their goal of finding 1,000 guardians.
Einstein's Bagels is offering incentives for those who become guardian. Those who renew or sign up, receive a bagel a week for a year ($100 level), a bagel sandwich a week for a year ($1,000 level), and a box a week for a year ($10,000 level).