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DIZPOT’s Community Connections

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Last updated April 25, 2019

Old School Service is DIZPOT’s main motto, but that doesn’t just apply to our business methods. We also firmly believe in giving back to the community. Whether it be through donations, volunteering, or hosting charity events, we can all find ways to connect with local or national charity groups and nonprofits in order to create a better society. This article will go over some of DIZPOT’s charitable causes, so keep reading to learn how to get more involved!

The generous leadership of another great Cannabis organization, Earth’s Healing in Tucson, Arizona, led to DIZPOT discovering Sister Jose Women’s Center, a Tucson-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009. The Earth’s Healing Annual Golf Outing gave DIZPOT the wonderful opportunity to learn about Sister Jose’s. While the initial contribution came through sponsoring a hole and a foursome, DIZPOT also contributed $500 more when team member, Marcie Emery, made a hole in one.

She was very excited to make the shot and explained, “Typically in golf, when you get a hole in one, you buy everyone a round of drinks, but in lieu of that, we decided to donate the money to support the important work of Sister Jose’s. Personally delivering the money to the shelter meant a lot to me because I could directly see the impact!”

The day center at Sister Jose’s provides unaccompanied homeless women with a stable and safe environment to recuperate from the daily struggle of homelessness and extreme poverty. The Winter Night Program provides overnight stays for women who would otherwise be sleeping outside; last winter over 1,500 overnights were provided to women in need. If you would like to find information on how to do so or on how to get involved in other ways, check out their website at: https://www.srjosewomensshelter.org/

Through John Hartsell’s board seat and other team members’ active involvement, DIZPOT puts quite a bit of energy into Mingus Mountain Academy, a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls. Founded in 1985, the Academy is located on a 120-acre campus surrounded by National Forest, 25 minutes from the town of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Their program combines a positive peer culture, caring staff, careful medical treatment, individualized psychotherapy and education, and numerous activities including a unique equestrian program. DIZPOT has provided cash sponsorships to support student fees and activities, as well as hosted charity gala events in the past. More information can be found at: http://www.mmaaz.com/

DIZPOT will also be a sponsor for the 2019 Heroes Golf Tournament on April 29th. This event is managed by Helping Hands of Freedom, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the families of the fallen, wounded and deployed. Helping Hands for Freedom provides emergency financial assistance through donated funds to help military and Gold Star families that have lost a loved one or are suffering with injuries from combat, including PTSD, TBI and moral injuries.

DIZPOT has a special connection to this organization, thanks to our new employee, Shaine Pettiette, who previously served in Afghanistan. He remarks, “My father, Eric Snelz, is the CEO of Helping Hands for Freedom, so I feel honored and proud that DIZPOT is involved with a nonprofit that hits close to home for me and other veterans.”

To learn more about Helping Hands for Freedom, check out: https://www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org/

There are so many local and national charities to support in multiple ways. We just listed a few of the ways in which DIZPOT stays connected with our community, but from what you’ve read, you can hopefully see that it’s easy to donate time and money to important causes, no matter who or where you are. We believe that when we take a bit of time and effort to give back, we impact not only those we give to, but we also help ourselves become more generous and grateful people. We hope you feel the same and that this article leads you to check out more ways to support your community!

 

Article Composed by Grace Clough

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