CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties received a $15,000 donation from HEB. Eric Tovar, General Manager of the HEB Belton store and Marie Tashi made the presentation on Friday, November 17th at the CASA offices in Belton.
The funds will support the services that are provided by the court appointed volunteer advocates assigned to work with the children that CASA represents in Bell and Coryell Counties. CASA was one of two non-profit organizations in this region to be honored with corporate grant funds by HEB.
CASA Executive Director, Kevin Kyle, thanked HEB for believing in the mission to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. “This wonderful support will allow our volunteers to speak up on behalf of the kids we serve and assist our advocates as they build the bond of trust with these children. Our support helps these kids navigate a very difficult time in their life and the holidays can be especially traumatic when they cannot be with their families. These funds will help us bring joy and Christmas blessings to many children who might otherwise feel alone and separated from family.”
HEB General Manager, Eric Tovar, explained to the CASA staff that HEB keeps tabs on agencies that are providing valuable support to vulnerable populations in the community and rewards them for their impact and efforts on the people they serve. “It’s important that we remember the value of the services that so many great volunteers provide in our community and HEB wanted to be part of supporting the amazing work that CASA advocates do as they become the voice for these children they serve” stated Tovar.
PHOTO Attached: L-R Fiona Williams, Denise Hanley, Kevin Kyle, Marie Tashi (HEB) Kevin Lee, Eric Tovar (HEB), Sarah Beaty, and Miesha Elliott.