Tri-State member DMEA gives early holiday gift

DMEA board members Marshall Collins and Mike Sramek present a check to the Family Readiness Group that supports the 928th Area Support Medical Company of the Colorado National Guard.

Tri-State member co-op Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), through its Touchstone Energy community budget, recently donated $928 to the Family Support Group of the 928th Area Support Medical Company of the Colorado National Guard, based in Montrose, Colo. The gift will be used to purchase and ship phone cards to those serving in Afghanistan so they can be a little closer to their families this holiday season.

The mission of the 928th is to provide emergency medical treatment, sick call and ground ambulance evacuation of troops. Its members include medical professionals, educators, police officers, construction workers and college students.

“Touchstone Energy cooperatives across the country are committed both to their communities at home and to our friends and family members who are making sacrifices for us overseas,” said Dan McClendon, DMEA’s general manager. “DMEA is pleased to help some of the families who are part of our own co-op be in better touch with their loved ones now serving in Afghanistan.”

Individuals or businesses interested in donating to the Family Support Group of the 928th Area Support Medical Company of the Colorado National Guard can call Norine at (970) 252-7769 or Sharon at (970) 249-9228. Checks can be made payable to the 928th Family Readiness Group (FRG). Donations by check or phone cards can also be mailed to: National Guard Family Program Office, 928th FRG, 482 28 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

DMEA’s Montrose office is also serving as a drop-off location for Christmas toys for kids of those serving in uniform. Santa, along with the Colorado Army National Guard’s Family Readiness Programs Office, is gathering toys for military families through Dec. 12.

 

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