• LPEA/Joint Utility Assoc. to host “Fill the Bucket” food drive Nov. 5


    Volunteers hope to collect enough food to assist 300 families

    PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. – 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) in association with the Archuleta County Joint Utility Association will host a “Fill the Bucket” food drive, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

    LPEA’s “bucket truck,” and additional Joint Utility vehicles, will be parked at Pagosa’s City Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect non-perishable food items (canned goods or boxed/bagged dry goods). Donated food will be taken to the Community Methodist Food Bank.

    “Every year the need seems to be greater,” said Mike Alley, LPEA line superintendent, who is coordinating the event. “This year we’re hoping to collect enough food to assist 300 families.”

    Cash donations for the Food Bank are also welcomed, and donors can make arrangements to give directly by calling Alley at 970.749.0260, or bring a donation by the LPEA office in Pagosa Springs, 603 S. 8th St.

    “We’re very proud that LPEA’s IBEW members are volunteering their time for this important effort,” said Greg Munro, LPEA CEO. “We hope a lot of 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 Mike Alley, 970.382.7721 or 970.749.0260, or malley@lpea.coop.

    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 in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786.

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