LIFT-UP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential humanitarian assistance in the communities we serve.
LIFT-UP was formed in 1982 when thousands poured into the region to find work in the oil shale industry. Many were living in cars and under bridges while they looked for jobs. Local churches, businesses and concerned citizens joined together to start LIFT-UP, which stands for Life Interfaith Team on Unemployment and Poverty. When the oil shale industry collapsed in May of 1982, more than 1,200 people found themselves out of work, with no way to feed their families. Fortunately LIFT-UP was in place, and the community had a way to respond to the people in need. While the economy has changed over the years, the needs have continued, and LIFT-UP has remained a reliable channel of assistance for our community, serving thousands of people each year who need assistance during times of temporary hardship. LIFT-UP's seven area food pantries will provide four days of food for any family in need, up to four times a year.
We are grateful to the many people, churches, businesses and community organizations that support LIFT-UP, and we also wish to thank the devoted team of volunteers that selflessly give their time and energy to assist the people who turn to us for help.
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