To our Sierra Madre Thrives Community-
Since we started Sierra Madre Thrives and the Quarantine Canteen, we always planned on keeping this program running until the local restaurants were allowed to reopen. Now that our local eateries are able to start serving dine-in customers again, we feel it is time to bring the Quarantine Canteen to a close.
This week’s dinner at Sierra Fusion will be our last weekly meal event.
Back in March, we began with a plan to assist our local businesses, seniors, and those needing a meal in these difficult times. We hoped people would donate by buying a meal for themselves and one for a neighbor. We had had planned on raising about $6,000 and feeding 100-200 people weekly for about 3 or4 weeks.
Here we are over two-and-a-half months later, and with the support, generosity and help of this amazing community, we have:
Served over 4,000 meals
Raised over $50,000 that has all gone to our local businesses
Recruited over 200 Sierra Madre volunteers willing to help
Supported local business owners
Developed an online resource unique to Sierra Madre
Provided an event many looked forward to each week
Delivered meals to many who could not leave their homes
The amazing contributions made by this town in support of each other was overwhelming. In a time where we need hope and unity, this town came together in a way I have rarely seen to support each other. Many people donated hundreds of dollars to help others who could use the meals. Business owners supported other businesses and restaurants every week. Sierra Madre Little League, Sierra Madre Rotary, Sierra Madre Fire Fighters Association, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, Sierra Madre Girls Soft Ball, and the Tear Drop Foundation, and the City of Sierra Madre all made contributions to our cause. Hundreds of people signed up to volunteer and help those who were home bound or at risk.
We also want to thank Mayor Pro-Tem Rachelle Arizmendi,
Chief of Police Rodrick Armalin, and Interim Fire Chief Brent Bartlett for their time and assistance.
While we are stopping the Quarantine Canteen for now, SM Thrives will always be ready to start up again when needed. We appreciate the outpouring of support we have seen, and are proud of how our town took care of each other. We feel that Sierra Madre didn’t just survive this difficult time, it Thrived!
For those that may still need a weekly meal, or if you know someone who does, please send us their information through the website, and we will coordinate with the city to make sure no one goes hungry.
Thank you again for your support,
The Sierra Madre Thrives Team
Matt and Brittany Turnquist
Tom and Dawn Denison
Mike, Natasha, Daniel, and Alex Comer
Sierra Madre Thrives was started by business owners and friends in Sierra Madre to accomplish three goals:
Support the businesses of SM during this difficult time
Provide a weekly dinner free to all that need it in Sierra Madre
Organize volunteers to help our neighbors
No committees, no agendas, no long meetings, just action.
We have built this site to be a hub where you can get information on our community and find ways to support each other. We appreciate your being here and ask for input to make it better.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
In an effort to help our restaurants, neighbors, and our seniors we are holding the "Quarantine Canteen" each Wednesday during the Quarantine from 4:30 to 6 at different restaurants around Sierra Madre.
Meals are free or pay what you can. The suggested amount of a donation is $10 per meal. Just donate to the GoFundMe page linked below when you sign up.
ALL DONATIONS GO TO PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS TO COVER EXPENSES
Meals are for pick-up each week with delivery available for those unable to leave their home.
Week # 10
Enchilada Rancheras with Chipotle Chicken, Monterey Jack Cheese and Queso Fresco
or Chipotle Grilled Vegetable Enchiladas with Vegan Cheese
All served with Roasted Poblano-Chili Mexican Rice,
a Fiesta Salad with Black Beans, Roasted Corn, Romaine, Pico De Gallo, Tortilla Strips and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
and a "Sierra Fusion Coconut Macaroon!
If you know someone who needs assistance,
Let us know
We have many neighbors in Sierra Madre that currently need help since they are confined to their homes or at risk during this pandemic. Here you can sign up to assist our community.
Specials Being Offered By Our Business Community
Workout games with G3 Academy
SIERRA MADRE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
We have many neighbors in Sierra Madre that currently need help since they are confined to their homes or at risk during this pandemic.
Currently, several skills are needed from volunteers. Helping our seiniors with technology, small errands, small handyman projects, or tasks around their house. Let us know if you can help.
A Sierra Madre Business You Should Know
Attitude is a contemporary Women's Boutique that has called Sierra Madre home since 2002. Specializing in beautiful hand-crafted bags and carefully curated pieces, Attitude has recently turned it's skills to designing masks for the Covid outbreak.
They have focused on developing fashion-forward masks that become more of beautiful accessory than simply a required covering!
For the most fun and eclectic styles, visit Attitude!
90 West Sierra madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre Thrives
Supporting Our Businesses, Our Neighbors and Our Town
CONTACT SIERRA MADRE THRIVES
304 West Sierra Madre Blvd.