Helping Those Who Need a Helping Hand
This program enables the employees and members to help organizations, agencies and individuals in need all across VEA’s service territory, while receiving a tax benefit for their commitment of time, energy, talent and generous contributions.
This program is completely voluntary but we can only help those in our communities if we have funds to do so. You can donate to this program as it is a 501(c)3 or donate through Operation Round Up.
The mission of the Valley Electric Charitable Foundation is to demonstrate our commitment to members, community, individuals, community projects and non-profit or charitable organizations in our service territory.
Charitable Foundation Board of Directors:
Dave Dawson - District 6
Peter Gazsy - District 1
Rick Johnson: Treasurer - District 3
Dave Lowe: Secretary - District 5
John Maurer: President - District 4
Shiela Rau - District 2
Tom Husted - Staff Liason
Rick Eckert - Staff Liason
Community Service would encompass programs, projects and organizations that enhance the community’s overall quality of life.
For example; areas of involvement:
- Community Improvement (Calvada Eye Project)
- Weatherization Programs
- Rehabilitating homes for those in need
- Assisting Seniors
- Youth Programs
- Obtaining Grants
Who have we assisted?
Balfour Beatty Community Pool - During a regular meeting of the Beatty Town Board, representatives of Valley Electric Association, Inc. made a surprise presentation.
VEA Board member Rick Johnson, representing District 3 which encompasses the Town of Beatty, presented Mike Watkins, Vice President of Beatty Improvement District (BID), with a check in the amount of $3,400.00 from the VEA Charitable Foundation to cover the cost of a pool lift for the Balfour Beatty Community Pool.
According to Watkins, the pool is not in compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and while they were granted an extension for the 2012 swim season, they need to adapt the pool to accommodate those incapable of getting in and out of the pool on their own.
“We have on average 50 kids a day using this pool,” said Watkins. “It’s a great asset to our community and the thought of it being closed for the entire summer, with no place else for them to go, is upsetting. But we didn’t have the money to get into compliance.”
VEA Area Foreman Danny Rogers was on hand for the presentation as well. “I am really happy we were able to help,” said Rogers. “This is what the electric cooperative model is all about – neighbors helping neighbors. We saw a need and our member-owned company jumped in to help.”
The pool lift is a low profile design that uses minimal deck space and does not extend into the water when not in use. It will provide easy access and safe transfers on the pool deck and in the water. According to Watkins, the lift should be installed in time for the 2012 swim season.
- Sandy Valley Middle School - Assistance with youth programs.
- Dorcus Women's Group in Dyer, NV - Assistance for the seniors.
- Beatty High School - Assistance with youth programs.
- Pahrump Residents - Assistance with weatherization and insulation.
- Sandy Valley Keystone Enrichment Foundation - Purchased programmable Energy Star thermostats for their building.
- Nevada Outreach Training Organization in Pahrump - Assisted with energy efficiency items, such as insulation in their building.
- Sandy-Mesquite Valley Education Foundation - Assistance for energy efficient lighting on the football field.
- Individuals - Assisted with changing out doors, windows, adding insulation, weatherstripping, and repairs to the home helping them be more energy efficient (i.e. fix gaps in doors, floors etc).
We look forward to assisting more of our community members in the future!!
Would you like to Donate?
Download the Operation Roundup Enrollment Form and Fax it to (775) 727-6320 or Call (775) 727-5312.
Operation Round Up Funds are also used to help those in our communities, sign up for this program now or you can make a one time donation or a monthly donation!
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