Monte Vista Community Emergency Fund delivers help

MONTE VISTA — Monte Vista Community Emergency Fund is a “voluntary citizen-to-citizen financial support group” that helps residents.

This network is funded by donations and local fundraisers and helps aid residents in need of help with financial issues such as utilities, rent, and other issues.

Angela Jaramillo is the founder and director of the local group and is happy to report that many families have received assistance in the past few months from the fund. Jaramillo and the staff of the community fund have given out 64 food boxes to people in need this year and are planning a “Colorado Gives Day” in December.

Since MVCEF is reliant solely on fundraising and donations, Jaramillo is currently working on more fundraising events.

“We really like and want to assist as many families and people as we can in our community, and we have also been receiving calls outside of our community, so we are currently trying to accommodate what we can, but we are also seeking out more fundraising events to better assist our community and people in need,” Jaramillo said, adding she welcomes support and ideas from anyone in the community. 

Jaramillo encourages residents who are in need to fill out an application on the website at

Jaramillo thanked everyone for their support and generous donations.

“Our community really needs help, and we are doing our best to be there for people in need,” she said.

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