About Us - Charitable Causes
Serving Our Community
As a way of giving back, the Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association takes pride in making a positive impact on our community through our fundraising and philanthropic activities.
Brew-Fest Fundraiser: Project Healing Waters
The MSLBMDA’s Brew-Fest Fundraiser is a high-energy, fun-filled event that benefits Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). PHWFF is a phenomenal organization that s dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. You can learn more about PHWFF through their website at www.projecthealingwaters.org.
The Brew-Fest brings together local brewers, distillers, outfitters, retail lumber dealers, suppliers, contractors and industry friends for a night of fun and fellowship – all the while benefitting our veterans and military heroes. Attendees have the opportunity to bid on an amazing array of Live and Silent Auction items. It’s a great night you’ll want to be a part of!
Careers in Construction Golf Tournament
The Colorado Council is pleased to host an annual summer golf tournament that benefits Careers in Construction. The initiative includes a newly launched website, www.gobuildco.com, which will be the nerve center for a region-wide multimedia campaign encouraging teens to sign up for shop class and learn about opportunities in trade careers, while also serving as a job placement platform for students and employers looking for skilled trade employees.
The campaign also aims to expand the program into new schools while winning more support from local construction, lumberyards, distributors and industry trade businesses. In 2019-2020, Denver Public Schools and Adams County Schools have signed on to teach the CIC curriculum, as we expand this program in the Denver Metro Area. It is a win for our kids, and a win for our industry!
Easter Seals Scholarship
Each year the MSLBMDA’s Colorado Council sponsors a special needs child through a scholarship to the Easter Seals’ summer camp at Rocky Mountain Village. Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, Colorado is regarded as one of the top Easter Seals camps in the country. Rocky Mountain Village is fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities during the summer camp sessions. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts & crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music & drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip-line.