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Magic Valley Electric Cooperative Donation

John W. Herrera, General Manager of Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, and employees presented a $3,500 check to CASA Hidalgo County, Inc.

Magic Valley Electric Cooperative employees presented checks in the amount of $3,500 to CASA of Hidalgo.The funding will help the Hidalgo County program continue training dedicated volunteers, increase the number of volunteers trained each year, and ensure that 100 percent of children placed into foster care in the Rio Grande Valley have a voice.

“The mission of CASA of Hidalgo County is to provide trained and supervised volunteers to speak for the best interest of abused and neglected children who are involved in the child welfare system,” said Veronica Whitacre, Executive Director of CASA of Hidalgo County.  “Our mission is to assist in finding a permanent, safe and loving home for each of these children as soon as possible.”

Each year, MVEC employees get the chance to vote on deserving nonprofits that they would like to support through the employee fundraising committee.  Magic Valley employees then raise money through various fundraising activities throughout the year.  This allows employees to directly support those organizations that are near and dear to them.   

 “It takes a dedicated group of employees to make this happen,” said John Herrera, Magic Valley’s General Manager. “With the committee’s help we are able to live up to the cooperative principle, Concern for Community.”