King-size fundraiser nets $7K |

King-size fundraiser nets $7K

— The end-of-the-year push is on for the Routt County United Way to reach its $550,000 fundraising goal.

“Hopefully we will be able to hit that,” said Routt County United Way Executive Director Mark Andersen. “Everything indicates that we should be able to hit that goal.”

Andersen said United Way has surpassed the 80 percent mark.

Last week’s sale of mattresses from the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel moved the nonprofit organization a little closer to its goal. More than $7,400 was raised during the three-day mattress sale, Andersen said.

The hotel was due for new mattresses in its rooms and suites, and the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Homeowners Association directed hotel management to sell the $20 and $30 queen- and king-size mattress sets and donate the proceeds to Routt County United Way.

“We feel fortunate that we were chosen as being able to participate in the fundraising effort,” Andersen said. “It’s wonderful to see people in this community find creative ways to support United Way.”

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Andersen said he was thankful for the work by Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Manager Mike Lomas and his staff in organizing the sale.

“It was a resounding success,” Lomas said. “It worked really well, and I think it was a win-win for everybody. We raised some money for United Way, and hopefully there are some people sleeping on more comfortable beds.”