Final Update: 5th Freezin’ For A Reason 2014
The February 4-7 5th Freezin’ For A Reason event was the coldest of the last 4 years. We had our challenges winter camping last week with breakers tripping numerous times as well as losing electrical power for about half of one day.
Thanks to you who stopped by my Home Depot 10×10 shack home to donate, have conversation and bringing me hot beverages! Stockman Bank has been a Freezin’ For A Reason partner for all five years. Thanks to them for allowing me to set up camp in their west end parking lot for 3 days and 3 nights.
This year was the first year that we had a title sponsor, Bretz R.V. and Marine. Dustin and his team set me up with a nice, warm portable studio in which to do my radio work during the 3 days. Jares Fence had me all locked in and secured and thank you to Billings Construction Supply for their part of the Freezin’ For A Reason set up.
I could not have survived without food too! Ciao Mambo, Taco Treat, Wine Market and Deli, I-hop, Subway, Fuddruckers and Old Chicago made it worth it. D and D Security and the Billings Police kept thing quite during at night.
Here are the unofficial numbers:
- Cash donations at the Freezin’ For A Reason site, $3,000 and still growing.
- The Freezin’ For A Reason account is still open until the end of March.
- Our first goal was to refurbish 3 Women and Families Shelter rooms, but with the citizens and businesses who stepped up, we are looking at re-doing up to 6 rooms.
- $3,500 commitment from Rich’s Flooring.
- Approximately $3,000 from Pierce Flooring for flooring needs. Pierce will also re-design one of the rooms with their team on behalf of Freezin’ For A Reason.
- A contribution from Ashley Furniture to provide new chest of drawers for the re-modeled rooms.
- $1,000 donated by The Home Depot in Billings for new paint for the project.