Adam Rynd and Kelli Christoferson are modern-day heroes, plain and simple. Their $100,000 contribution to the Keep Cornerstone campaign enabled Chelan Valley Hope to purchase Cornerstone from the City of Chelan, ensuring that Cornerstone will be the permanent home of compassionate community care for the Greater Lake Chelan Valley.
Adam and Kelli have a unique understanding of urgent, critical need. When she was very young, Kelli’s family experienced poverty and homeless that too many people struggle with in the United States. By the time she was 10 years old, Kelli was the surrogate mother for her three younger brothers while her father struggled to earn enough to provide for the family. Fortunately, Kelli’s story had a happy ending thanks to the generosity of community care organizations in Wenatchee. They received housing, food, and the basics they needed to survive, and little by little, their lives returned to normal.
Today Kelli and Adam are highly successful business owners. They determined early on in their relationship that they wanted to support a cause that would help the Chelan community who are most in need. They learned about the Keep Cornerstone capital campaign and decided it was a perfect way for them to give back to the people of Chelan.
“Investing in a permanent facility that houses a variety of community care organizations makes perfect sense. Helping make this dream a reality is truly an honor for us,” said Adam. Kelli added, “When people are struggling, being able to get the help they need in one location is truly important. At Cornerstone, people find help and hope from volunteers who treat them with respect and dignity. They have the opportunity to get on their feet again.”
Now that Cornerstone’s purchase is finalized, Adam and Kelli look forward to being active in its future. Kelli has joined the Chelan Valley Hope Board of Directors, and Adam will remain involved with the management and future expansion of the building. “We’re very excited about the future for the Cornerstone Building,” Adam said. “We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Article from: GoChelan http://www.golakechelan.com/local-couple-donates-100000-to-keep-cornerstone-campaign/