Plumbing firm donates to cancer program, collects food

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens

Peterson Plumbing in Grand Junction donated $500 to the St. Mary’s Cancer Center Survivorship Program, proceeds from an annual spot the pink truck fund-raising campaign.

Peterson Plumbing donated $10 for every image posted on its Facebook page of its pink work truck during October.

“Most people have had a loved one or someone close to them battling cancer. It’s never easy, and oftentimes the financial burden is devastating. We want to do everything we can to make their fight a little easier,” said Robin Stevens, part owner of Peterson Plumbing.

The St. Mary’s Cancer Survivorship Program offers education  and a range of resources to people affected by cancer.

Debra Hesse, coordinator of the cancer survivorship program, said she’s thankful for the donation. “We help with everything from gas money so patients can get to and from their treatments to buying wood to heat a patient’s home. A donation like this makes a huge difference in our patients’ lives.”

Peterson Plumbing also offers discounts for services in exchange for donations of nonperishable food items collected for Hope of the Grand Valley.

Peterson Plumbing will offer $2 off for each food item donated up to a total of $40 during its holiday drive through Nov. 30. Participants can donate directly to a service technician for a discount on the spot or drop off donations at 570 S. Westgate Drive.

Hope of the Grand Valley offers assistance and counseling to low-income working families that don’t receive government assistance. “They help people who are already working hard to help themselves,” Stevens said.

For more information about Peterson Plumbing, call 644-6497 or visit

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