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Kudos & kindness

To the editor:

The board of directors of the Sierra Recovery Center wishes to gratefully acknowledge the overwhelming support the community of South Lake Tahoe, and in particular the City Council, has given the SRC in its effort to locate and purchase a property in order to continue to provide vital services to the community. Over the years the SRC has pursued what has been until now a frustrating and fruitless search for a permanent home for its administrative and outpatient services.

In working to acquire the property, which is currently Sandor’s Chateau, the SRC has made a genuine effort in cooperating with local government to take all the required steps to secure this facility as a permanent location. The board wholeheartedly believes that by receiving a unanimous vote of the City Council and by our efforts to obtain the necessary approvals from TRPA the Sierra Recovery Center will be able to provide an appropriate environment in which hard-working staff can promote an optimal recovery for those suffering from alcohol or substance abuse.

We recognize the impact that alcohol and substance abuse has on the lives of individuals at many levels, most especially the impact the disease of addiction has on the family. In serving almost a thousand men, women and children annually, it is our hope that in creating an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle, with proactive and positive alternatives, the result will be a significant contribution in keeping families together and providing a safe and emotionally healthy atmosphere for children.

In addition, our desire is not only to provide South Lake Tahoe with a high standard of service, but also to provide an aesthetically pleasing facility which will be viewed with pride and satisfaction by the entire community. Most importantly, our hope in moving to our new location is to impact the community in ways that may not be readily seen but are fundamental to the purpose of the Sierra Recovery Center – to allow good people in our community to overcome the negative burden of alcohol or substance abuse and lead productive, successful, and healthy lives for themselves and their families.

We earnestly seek your continued support as we move forward in our endeavor.

Ann Swallow, president

Michael W. Verzatt, vice president

Sierra Recovery Center Board of Directors

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