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SCHEELS Pledges $260,000 to the Future Berthoud Life Center

House of Neighborly Service is excited to announce that SCHEELS, a longtime supporter of our organization, has generously donated $260,000 to our Berthoud Life Center Capital Campaign. SCHEELS joins other local donors in propelling the dream of a Life Center forward in our Berthoud community. It means so much to have a strong partnership with the local Johnstown store and a corporation that cares deeply about giving back to their community. In exchange for their donation, HNS will proudly display the SCHEELS name in our large Meeting Room where businesses can host staff retreats or residents can gather for educational activities, celebrations and neighborly connections.

“It is such an honor to partner with a corporation like SCHEELS who has shown their commitment to making our shared community a better place. Their donation to our Berthoud Life Center will allow us to create something together that will leave a legacy in this thriving community, and support our efforts to bring additional services and resources while opening a space for the entire community to share life together. We are grateful and excited to have them join us on this journey.” Cherri Houle, Executive Director, House of Neighborly Service


The planned Berthoud Life Center will allow House of Neighborly Service to expand existing services in Berthoud while also providing community space for residents and businesses, and offering affordable rental space for up to 10 partnering non-profits to serve the needs of the community. The vision is a place where people can come together no matter where they are in their life’s journey. Whether receiving help to change the circumstances in their life, volunteering valuable time and resources to support others, or utilizing community spaces for business or personal events, to learn new things or celebrate life together – this will truly be a place built by the community and for the community.

The Berthoud Life Center will be constructed on land that was purchased by private funders in a central part of town. A capital campaign is currently underway to raise the remaining funds to support this project with a vision of serving our community’s needs for generations to come.

“We are so grateful for this partnership with SCHEELS and their generous donation toward our Berthoud Life Center! As a Berthoud resident, I am passionate about this project and am excited about what the Life Center will provide for our community. This donation from SCHEELS is a great example of how our small community is coming together to make a difference and we are so excited to have them on this journey with us.” Jinger Tomassi, Assistant Director – Berthoud, House of Neighborly Service

To learn more about House of Neighborly Service’s plans to build the Berthoud Life Center, and how you can be involved, please contact Jinger Tomassi at 970-532-0161 or visit the website:


"SCHEELS cares about our local communities and we make it our mission to be an active member through donations, outreach and volunteerism. SCHEELS has a goal of helping to build strong communities in each of our markets and encourages our associates to find something they are passionate about and take the steps to make a lasting impact in their community. Each year, our employees facilitate amazing opportunities for our company to get involved with local organizations, whether that be through volunteering or monetary donations. We are excited to support The Berthoud Life Center, the 5th large-scale community project in Northern Colorado that we have supported through opportunities brought forth by our associates. We are grateful for the chance to support this project and look forward to seeing this dream become reality!" - Janae Burich, SCHEELS Marketing Leader