Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for January 9th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly. If you have something to contribute please click the links below.
- The state of Arizona has been supplying funds for trash, plowing and cleaning bathrooms. However, with the ability of the Park to tap into fee revenue accounts through the revised contingency plan
this will most likely transition in the next few weeks.
Grand Canyon Conservancy is also providing funding and will continue to keep open Yavapai Geology Museum, Verkamps, Lookout Studio, Kolb Studio and Desert View.
All of the park Commissionaires remain open, tour companies will be able to continue to operate as well.
While everyone is hoping for a resolution sooner than later - Centennial Events (i.e. birthday party in February) will not be allowed to occur if the shutdown continues.
announced additional funds available for those Government employees affected by the shutdown. Up to $400 of assistance may be available to you. Click here
for additional information.
- NEW YORK, NY Jan 10, 2019 Chase today encouraged customers affected by the U.S. government shutdown to call if they need help with their Chase mortgages, credit card accounts or car loans.
Customers can find out about Chase’s hardship programs by calling the special care line at 1-888-356-0023.
Chase offers hardship programs to customers broadly who have been affected by unemployment, financial strain or natural disasters, including potentially:
Waiving or refunding late fees
Extending payments on car loans and leases
Protecting customers’ credit histories
“We’re here for our government worker customers whose pay may be disrupted,” said Thasunda Duckett, CEO of Consumer Banking at Chase. “We all hope this will be resolved soon.”
Since December 24, Chase has been automatically waiving or refunding overdraft and monthly service fees on Chase checking and savings accounts if an employee’s salary from an affected federal agency was direct-deposited into the account in November, 2018.
Mike Scott is working with St Mary's food bank - currently there are dry staples available at Grand Canyon Recreation. Additionally Flagstaff Food Pantry has donated some fresh veggies and fruit - also available at the Recreation Center. Another food delivery will be on Wednesday January 16th at about 11 am. Please contact Mike for additional information regarding food at 207-229-1228.
Sunday January 13th from 1 pm - 3 pm Grand Canyon Community Church will be sponsoring a soup and bread thank you meal at the Recreation Center. All are welcome to attend and volunteers are also needed. Please contact Mike for additional info. 207-229-1228
Friday January 18th - The Grand Canyon Food Pantry - with assistance from Grand Canyon School Culinary Students and Delaware North Chef Justin Warnat, will begin a weekly Supper Cafe at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center. Volunteers are also needed for set up, serving and take down. Please contact Mike Scott if interested in assisting. NPS will also have a member of the CI team there to assist / answer any questions.
Sunday January 20th 7 pm Coffee with a Cop at Grand Canyon Recreation Center - The law enforcement rangers of Grand Canyon National Park are hosting a series of small community meetings throughout 2019. This is the first planned meeting of the year.
There is no agenda for the meetings, just an opportunity for community members to meet their local law enforcement officers and vice versa. All Community members(Grand Canyon or Tusyan) are encouraged to bring their curiosity, and any questions or concerns about police work, emergency services, victim services or other community services.
Light food and drinks will be provided by the law enforcement rangers (coffee, tea, soda, snacks)
The Grand Canyon Chamber(Visitor) and the South Rim Chamber of Commerce(locals) Facebook pages will have updates as things change / services become available. Stay tuned....
Old Cars needed for Fire Training: Need to get rid of a useless car? You can donate them to the fire department for training. If you do please contact Ray or Greg at 928-648-3473 Thank you in advance.
We have added a lot to our Google Calendar so please take a look here