DMEA/Touchstone Energy Donation Brightens the Future for Neglected Kids

Apr 11th @ 9:38 am in News by Scott Staley

MONTROSE – DMEA, a Touchstone Energy cooperative, is helping power an upcoming fundraiser to benefit abused and neglected children served by the non-profit organization “Voices for Children,” the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) serving the 7th Judicial District.

The Voices for Children/CASA fundraiser “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will be held the evening of Friday, April 15, 2011, from 6:30-10p.m. at the Bridges Golf & Country Club. DMEA through its Touchstone Energy affiliation is a “Platinum” sponsor of the event with a $1,000 donation.

“We greatly appreciate all the organizations working to help abused and neglected children within the Seventh Judicial District,” said Karen Tuttle, executive director of Voices for Children.  “Our success is due to our great volunteers and the generous donations of the many organizations and individuals who support our effort.  Our mission is to provide a voice in court for every abused and neglected child in the 7th Judicial District.”

“Touchstone Energy cooperatives like DMEA and Tri-State are dedicated to the communities they serve. In addition to providing reliable electricity, we support a variety of charities, and sponsor a variety of local and regional events,” said Marshall Collins, serving on both DMEA’s and Tri-State’s boards.  “DMEA hopes this sponsorship will help brighten the lives of those served by Voices for Children in our service territory.”

There’s still time to register for the upcoming Voices for Children event. The $50 ticket price includes entertainment, a gourmet dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are available by calling Voices for Children at (970) 249-0337.

Photo cutline: Marshall Collins (center), DMEA’s board member who also serves on the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s  board,  presents a $1,000 Touchstone Energy sponsorship to Karen Tuttle (l ), executive director of Voices for Children and John W. Nelson, CASA’s board president.