Did you know that the heart and soul of Cheyenne is its people? In this episode of Wynot Wyoming?, I’m going to share some of the ways that Cheyenne’s community helps each other out. We’ll talk about the thriving nonprofit community in Cheyenne and look at some of the organizations we partner with.
One of the things that I try to do here on Wynot Wyoming? is to share the things that I’ve experienced as I become more and more a part of this new place I call home. One of the main backbones of any community, Cheyenne’s people truly have a heart for helping each other out.
The Unaccompanied Students Initiative
The Unaccompanied Student Initiative is one of the very first community resources or charity groups that I discovered when I came here to Cheyenne. When I first met Executive Director Austin and learned about their mission, I knew that this was a fantastic organization—and definitely one that we wanted to support.
USI started out providing homeless students with a safe and stable place to live way back in 2017. They continue to house both male and female students that would otherwise be homeless here in Cheyenne and in Casper as well. When we had a chance to sponsor a hole at their annual golf fundraiser, we jumped at the chance.
I had a great time with my father-in-law and a couple of great local businessmen, including Brett Janssen with REMAX Capital Properties and Nick Camp with Navigation Wealth Management.
Meals On Wheels
Another fantastic community resource is Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne. Starting way back in 1970 and continuing to today, staff and volunteers prepare and deliver more than 350 meals every single day to folks in need—though mostly to our senior citizens. We at Double H Home Loans are so proud to be able to participate in the delivery of meals to our community every single Monday.
It’s also humbling to see the heart of the volunteers and staff and to be able to work alongside them. We love supporting this really important mission of providing food to people that might otherwise go hungry. Additionally, what's really cool about Meals on Wheels is they do more than just provide food.
Sometimes they will help with chores or just be a little bit of an ear to listen to. Additionally, sometimes the volunteer space delivering the food is the only person that that citizen might get to talk to all week. We want to make sure that our senior citizens get that interaction here in Cheyenne.
The Alzheimer's Association
A really wonderful mission that I’m excited to share with you is the Walk To End Alzheimer's fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. We are really happy to have been able to come alongside a great many people to raise funds for research and programs that assist folks and their caregivers in dealing with this really difficult disease.
We were joined by friends, family members, and even some business partners to support this wonderful organization. Joining us was Amber Fitts with the Selling Homes Network, a great real estate agent here in town, along with Stacey Clendenning with Cyberbacker, Naomi Reece from Minuteman Press, and Renee Begger from HUB International Insurance among others.
We really put together a fun team of walkers—including kids—to help us raise money. There are more than 10,000, Wyomingites with Alzheimer’s and 28,000 caregivers helping them, including more than one of my own family members. This is near and dear to our hearts and they really need our support. Because it hits close to home, I'm glad to see so many willing folks show up and help the Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
These are just a few of the hundreds of wonderful organizations around Cheyenne. Each one is supported by a community of wonderful friendly, caring folks. There are events like Thankful Thursday, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for tons of local charities. There are also walks, runs, talent shows, comedy shows, music, concerts, and more.
Here In Cheyenne, you’ll find events happening almost every single weekend to help raise money for these important local charities. The local community turns out and raises money to help their community.
Cheyenne’s Heart And Soul
Again, the people in Cheyenne are what makes this town great. It's not uncommon to receive a wave or a tip of the hat, and people really do say hi to you when you're just walking down the street. Cheyenne is full of a really rich history, which adds to the charm of the area. This city was once called the Magic City on the Plains because it was growing so fast.
One of those reasons was because the people were really friendly, and that culture is enduring today. However, like every city in every county and in every state or country, we have people who go through times of need. Cheyenne is no different.
What is truly wonderful, though, is that the heart and soul of Cheyenne is the people. They will come out in droves to support causes like the ones I've mentioned and tons of others that I haven't had a chance to mention yet.
Make Cheyenne Home
Now that you have an idea of exactly what the heart and soul of Cheyenne is all about and if you love living here as much as I do, make sure you subscribe to my channel to see all of my future videos. Cheyenne is the best large small town, and I can't wait to show you more of the things that I have learned about this area and come to love about this city.
If you're wondering how you can make Cheyenne your home, go ahead and hit me up anytime and I’ll be happy to connect and answer any questions for you. Don’t forget to subscribe, and stay tuned to see what I feature on the next episode of Wynot Wyoming?!