Businesswomen named president of Hope of the Grand Valley board

Robin Stevens
Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens has been elected president of the Hope of the Grand Valley board of directors.

“I’m honored the members have selected  me as president,” Stevens said. “The Hope of the Grand Valley mission truly speaks to me. It encompasses what I believe our country was founded on — hard work. We are here to help people who are doing everything they can to help themselves, but just need a little extra boost from time to time.”

Stevens owns Peterson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, a Grand Junction business that conducts summer and fall food drives for Hope of the Grand Valley. She has served on the Hope of the Grand Valley board for two years.

“Robin is a gem. She always thinks of others before self and is a huge advocate not only of our mission, but also for the community as a whole,” said Vicki McGee, founder and executive director of Hope of the Grand Valley. “She’s a perfect choice to lead the board.

A nonprofit organization, Hope of the Grand Valley assists about 150 low-income families while also promoting self-sufficiency. “All families receiving help from Hope of the Grand Valley must be fully employed and not receiving government assistance. We provide them with classes, support groups, groceries and other necessities so they can continue to pay essential bills,” McGee said. “We also provide budget coaching, resume assistance and other life skills classes.”

For more information about Hope of the Grand Valley, call 778-4880 or visit www.hopegv.org.