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Annual Tree of Angels

CASA participated in the 2014 Tree of Angels on Tuesday, December 2nd at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont.  Every year this event is held to give families and friends of victims of violent crimes an opportunity to remember loved ones during the holiday season.  Displayed annually on the tree are ornaments and photos of individuals who were victims.  Each ornament has a tag showing the name of each loved one.  This year a child served by CASA lit the Tree of Angels.  CASA staff members Vicki Savarino, Loia Wilkerson, Elizabeth Woods, and Kelly Wright served punch and cookies to those who attended.

Valero Port Arthur Refinery presented a check to CASA of Southeast Texas on Thursday, November 13th

Greg Gentry, Valero Plant Manger presented a $20,000 check to CASA’s Executive Director, Eleanor W. Johnson on Thursday November 13th.  Eleanor W. Johnson, Executive Director says, "This money will be used to further the mission of CASA, by providing a volunteer advocate for every child that comes into care in Jefferson County.”

Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic, is Valero's annual charitable fundraiser focusing on children in need.  What began as a small golf tournament to benefit a San Antonio charity is today a nationwide effort to improve the lives of children.  The Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic, a project of the Valero Energy Foundation, has proudly delivered millions of dollars to children’s charities across the U.S. since 2002.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, funds are distributed to children's charities in the communities where Valero has major operations.  The result is a network of strong, well-supported agencies with the means to help thousands of disadvantaged, abused and neglected children. The Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic is proud to partner with these agencies to make a lasting difference in children’s lives.  The 2014 Benefit for Children Golf Classic, together with the Valero Texas Open, for the second year in a row raised $9 million for charity, making the Valero Texas Open once again one of the top charitable tournaments on the PGA TOUR.  (Information given by Barbara Phillips, Public Affairs Manager)

Valero has been a longtime supporter of CASA providing vital funding for our services to hundreds of hurting children each year.  "It is wonderful to have such a great neighbor and benefactor as Valero.  They have supported CASA since 2007 and have given over $164,000 to us over this time period to make sure we are able to serve every child who comes into foster care with a CASA volunteer advocate.” says Johnson.



On February 18th, CASA Volunteer, Ramon Lopez, shown center, was presented the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award honoring him for his work with CASA and other organizations.  The award, displayed by Ramon is given by the Port Arthur Evening Sertoma Club to recognize outstanding non-Sertoman individuals for exceptional community service, where work is performed on a volunteer basis.  Ramon also works with the Port Arthur Hospitality Center as well as being an adjunct instructor at Lamar Institute of Technology.