Donation to CASA of Bastrop, Fayette, & Lee Counties

CASA of Bastrop Fayette & Lee Counties was the recipient of a $1,000 donation made by the employees of Colorado Valley Communications on May 12nd. The donation was made to specifically help Fayette County children.  CASA has seen an increase need for financial and volunteer assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing issues.  The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communication Charity Fund, which is made up of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities.  Kristi Glasper (pictured, left), executive director for CASA of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee County accepted the donation from Kathy Norwood (pictured, right) and David Jones (pictured, center), representatives from the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Committee.  If you would like to find out more about becoming a CASA volunteer or other ways to get involved, visit www.casabfl.org or call Kristi at 512-303-2272.

Donation to Texas Ramp Project

In January 2021, the CVC Employee Charity Committee agreed to donate $750 to the Texas Ramp Project. The Texas Ramp Project is a non-profit organization in Fayette County that provides wheelchair ramps for low-income older adults and people with disabilities identified by local health care providers, social workers, or clergy. Wheelchair ramps are built exclusively with volunteer labor and are provided without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, or gender. To learn about the Texas Ramp Project visit their website: texasramps.org. Pictured below is CVC employee, Kathy Norwood, and J. Frank Smith with the Texas Ramp Project.

Hurricane Laura Relief Donation to TSTCI Foundation on behalf of Cameron Communications

In September, the CVC Employee Charity Committee made a donation to the TSTCI Foundation to help one of our fellow members with relief from Hurricane Laura. Cameron Communications is a small company like Colorado Valley with a service area that covers portions of east Texas and Louisiana. They received substantial damage from Hurricane Laura and are continuing in recovery mode.  The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund, which consists of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities. Due to the circumstances of COVID-19 we were unable to provide a photo for the donation.

Donation to Combined Community Action – Meals on Wheels

This quarter, the CVC Employee Charity Committee elected to donate $1,000 to the Combined Community Action – Meals on Wheels.  The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund, which consists of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities.  Colorado Valley supports Combined Community Action’s mission to assist people to become independent and self-sufficient by transitioning people out of poverty and providing comprehensive programs that support families and individuals.  Due to the circumstances of COVID-19 we were unable to provide a photo for the donation.

Donation to AMEN Food Pantry

This quarter, the CVC Employee Charity Committee has elected to donate $1,000 to the AMEN Food Pantry in La Grange. The AMEN Food Pantry relies on volunteers and donations to provide food assistance for those in need. Right now, AMEN is in need of crackers, bread, and cereal. Donations can be taken directly to AMEN (805 Mode Ln, La Grange, TX 78945) or to the Fayette County Record office (127 S Washington St, La Grange, TX 78945). Due to the circumstances of COVID-19 we were unable to provide a photo for the donation. The CVC Charity Fund consists of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities.

Donation to Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter

The Colorado Valley Communications Employee Charity Committee is happy to donate to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter. The employees made a donation of $500 on February 26, 2020, and presented the check to Teresa Stanley-Brown, Director of the Animal Shelter. Ms. Stanley-Brown accepted the donation in honor of Carl Miller for his participation at CVCTX’s Christmas Party. The Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund consists of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities.

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Teresa Stanley-Brown, Angela Taylor, Laurie Prihoda, Art Hernandez, Kathy Norwood, and Carl Miller

Combined Community Action Meals on Wheels

Combined Community Action was the recipient of a $750 donation made by the employees of Colorado Valley Communications on November 18, 2019. The donation was made through the Colorado Valley charity fund, which consists of voluntary payroll contributions use solely to support local charities. Combined Community Action’s Director, Kelly Franke, accepted the donation. Colorado Valley supports Combined Community Action’s mission to assist people to become independent and self-sufficient by transitioning people out of poverty and providing comprehensive programs that support families and individuals.

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Amber Sternadel, Landon Hatfield, Kelly Franke, Angela Taylor, and Derek Wied

Texas Ramp Project Donation

Texas Ramp Project was the recipient of a $750 donation made by the employees of Colorado Valley Communications on August 6, 2019. The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund, which consists of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities. William (Bill) Koenig, accepted the donation on behalf of Texas Ramp Project. Colorado Valley Communications supports Texas Ramp Project in their mission to create and support organizations that build wheelchair ramps for Texans who cannot afford them, freeing them from being homebound and allowing them to go into the community.

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Amber Sternadel, Landon Hatfield, Angela Taylor, Bill Koenig and Derek Wied

Turtle Wing Donation

Turtle Wing was the recipient of a $1,500 donation made by the employees of Colorado Valley Communications on March 19, 2019. The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund, which is made up of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities. Turtle Wing’s Managing Director, Susie Shank accepted the donation. Colorado Valley Communications supports Turtle Wing’s mission to help children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential.

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Landon Hatfield, Amber Sternadel, Angela Taylor, Derek Wied, Pat Zbranek-Zigal, Susie Shank, Darla Kubala, Kelly Allison, and Jeremy Burt

Donation to Fayette County Habitat for Humanity

Fayette County Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of a $500 donation made by the employees of Colorado Valley Communications on February 5, 2019. The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund, which consists of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities. Leonard Leffler, President of the Board of Directors at Fayette County Habitat for Humanity, accepted the donation in honor of Carl Miller for his participation at Colorado Valley’s Christmas party. Colorado Valley Communications supports Habitat for Humanity in their mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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Amber Sternadel, Angela Taylor, Leonard Leffler, Derek Wied, Carl Miller, Jeremy Burt

Donation to Fayette County Deputy CJ Lehmann Benevolent Fund

The Colorado Valley Communications Employee Charity Committee is proud to back the blue and do what we can to support the Fayette County Deputy CJ Lehmann Benevolent Fund. Thanks to the employees of Colorado Valley Communications, we were able to donate to Fayette County Deputy CJ Lehmann, who was shot in the line of duty on 11/01/2018. Donations for Deputy CJ Lehmann may be made online through PayPal at paypal.me/FCSMBS or in person or by mail at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office C/O FCSMBS, at 1646 N Jefferson St. La Grange, TX 78945. In the memo portion, please write “For CJ”.

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Mike Hensel, Angela Taylor, Robbie Hruska, Pat Zbranek-Zigal, Dustin Herzik

Combined Community Action Donation

On August 22, 2018, the employees of Colorado Valley Communications donated $750 to Combined Community Action. Their mission is to assist people to become independent and self-sufficient by transitioning people out of poverty and providing comprehensive programs that support families and individuals. The donation was made through the Colorado Valley Communications Charity Fund, which is made up of voluntary payroll contributions used solely to support local charities.

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Angela Taylor, Wes Werner, Kelly Franke- Executive Director, Robbie Hruska, Karen Gunkel, Pat Zbranek-Zigal