Volunteers to collect food/cash donations for community food banks
Responding to community needs in advance of the holidays, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local IBEW 111 26A), of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), will host the 9th Annual “Fill the Bucket” food drive, Saturday, Nov. 19, 201, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LPEA personnel and the “bucket trucks” will be at both City Market and Hometown Food Market in Pagosa Springs to collect non-perishable food items (canned goods or boxed/bagged dry goods). Donated food will be distributed to community food banks in Archuleta County.
“We really love doing this every year, helping support our community,” said Pagosa Fleet Mechanic Jeremy Gurule, who is assisting in coordinating the event. “Everything is expensive these days, and the need continues to grow, so we want to help people stock their pantries for this coming winter.”
Cash donations for the food banks are also welcomed, and donors can make arrangements to give directly by calling Gurule at 970.317.0496, or bring a donation by the LPEA office in Pagosa Springs (603 S. 8th St.). Checks can be made payable to the IBEW Local 111 Brotherhood Fund. All donated funds will be distributed to the food banks.
“We’re very proud that LPEA’s IBEW members are once again volunteering their time for this important effort,” said Mike Dreyspring, LPEA CEO. “We hope many folks will bring their food or cash donations to help support their neighbors and those less fortunate in our area.”
For further information regarding the “Fill the Bucket” food drive, contact Jeremy Gurule, 970.317.0496.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.