Well the first year AmeriCorps Vistas(Volunteers in Service to America) have packed up and left Telluride, bringing two new faces to the snowy slopes. Seeing as how the Tri-County Health Network’s goal is to better the communities that surround us and the one in which we live, I think it is important that you, the reader, know exactly what is that we do and who we are. Therefore, we are implementing a new habit: a weekly blog update.
Since this is the first post we are making in quite some time, I’d like to give you a little information about myself. My name is Caroline Lallo, I am 23 years old and two weeks ago I left my home in Kentucky to move to Telluride to work for this amazing organization. I must say, you ladies and gentlemen are troopers. Snow in May is unheard of where I come from and yet I see people trekking up the mountain at 7am just to get their fix.
A little bit about me: I graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Literature and Creative Writing in May of 2013. When I first began to consider applying to the AmeriCorps program I knew I wanted to work for an organization that was making a big impact in their community. This is something that could be said for nearly every single organization that uses VISTAs, however I was immediately drawn to the Tri-County Health Network. Affordable and available healthcare is something that so many Americans take for granted. It really affected me thinking about the large number of people who go without healthcare entirely, especially when you consider how many of those people are children. I knew from the moment I read the description of this organization that I wanted to be part of the amazing change they were making. Fast forward five months and here I am.
It has been a crazy amount of change in such a short amount of time but I think it is safe to say that I am 100% in love with Telluride and very much looking forward to the coming year.
Check back soon to meet our other new VISTA, Erich Lange.