Winter 2016 - CASA of Madison County

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Winter 2016 - CASA of Madison County
Care Assurance System for the Aging and
Homebound of Madison County
Winter 2016
701 Andrew Jackson Way Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 533-7775
www.casamadisoncty.org
Our third annual “No Place Like Home” 5K run was held on November 22, 2015, and this year brought in more
money for CASA than ever before! Thanks to the support and love shown by the runners, volunteers, sponsors,
and vendors, the amount raised this year was more than $5,000. These funds directly help seniors and homebound
clients in Madison County. In 2015, we welcomed nine new sponsors and had a new location thanks to Dynetics.
The volunteer race committee is looking forward to 2016’s “No Place Like Home” 5K. We look forward to even
more runners and lots of fun!
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors: Fleet Feet Sports; Dynetics; Jerry Damson Honda Acura; Conditioned
Air Solutions; Crestwood Medical Center; Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI); Sterling Health and
Compounding; First Commercial Bank; Harrison, Gammons & Rawlinson, P.C.; MEI Company; JoAnn Perez,
Attorney at Law; Regions Bank; TEKFIVE; Mastando & Artrip LLC; iBERIA Bank; Atlanta Bread; 104.3 WZYP;
Tate Services; Looking Glass Photography; We Run Huntsville; COSTCO; PromoWorks Solutions; and C&A
Printing, LLC
Stats from 2015
- Registered Runners: 227
- Runners Participated: 170
- Fastest Finish: 18:00
- Top Male Finisher: Benjamin Hartwig
- Top Female Finisher: Rachel McConnell
Ramp Blitz 2015 - Record Breaking Year
With a goal set of building 25 ramps in a single month, CASA volunteers took on the
challenge with both hands. These individuals were determined to meet the needs of
our aging and homebound in an amazing way! This effort did not happen over night.
Between the tireless efforts of CASA staff and our volunteers, the goal was not only
met, but exceeded with 28 wheelchair ramps being completed by the end of the
month. What a wonderful gift we were able to give so many families, as our clients
were able to celebrate a more independent and safe life during the holidays! We are not only serving our clients, but those caring for them too. We help families
when they are unable to get to medical appointments, we help families when they
are worried about potential fall risks in the homes, and we help families stay warmer in the winter months. The
cost for the 2015 December Ramp Blitz reached close to $20,000 in materials alone for the much needed wheelchair ramps, but this does not account for the many other services provided during the month of December. Relying 100% on the generosity of local contributions and grants can create moments of concern for our Executive
Director, Ann Anderson. “Along with the excitement of building so many ramps,
comes the question of how can we afford to help all of these people?” Ms. Anderson mentioned that many do not know the importance of our services until
it effects them or their families, but she would like to get the message out. She
said, “We are all getting older or are one diagnosis away from potentially needing
these services, and I know I want CASA around when that happens.” You can join
our efforts in providing services by giving a financial contribution either by visiting
the website at www.casamadisoncty.org or mailing your gift to CASA of Madison
County, 701 Andrew Jackson Way, Huntsville, 35801.
Supporting CASA Around Town
Eat Lunch OR Dinner at BJ’s
Brewhouse on February 29th and
CASA’s receives 15% of your
check!
CELEBRATING 5 Years
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Chili’s Spring Benefit Night
April 12th from 5pm - 8pm
CASA’s volunteer event committee is hard at work
on our 5th annual party in the CASA garden! Enjoy
delicious food, wonderful wine pairings, and great
music. Don’t miss out - save the date and make
sure you are a part of all the excitement. Tables
are available now for purchase! Contact the CASA
Office for more information or stay connected via
our website, Facebook and our other social media
outlets for all the latest information.
Chili’s Summer Benefit Night
June 13th from 5pm - 8pm
Sponsored By
Anne Cary Walker Management
AUM Foundation • Brockwell Technologies
COSTCO • Redstone Federal Credit Union
YES! I want to change the life of a Madison County senior by donating:
$1,000
$500
$250
$125
$50
$25
Please make checks payable to:
CASA of Madison County
To donate using a Visa or MasterCard,
please visit our website at:
www.casamadisoncty.org
Contact us with questions at: (256) 533-7775
Other: (please specify amount) ________________
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•
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$500 > Builds a wheelchair
ramp, to help our clients safely
exit their home.
$150 > Keeps a senior cool
during the heat of summer, by
purchasing an air conditioner.
$60 > Prevents harmful falls
by purchasing and installing
handrails.
Designation: (please specify program) ________________________________
I’d like to make a donation in honor of
/ memory of
Name:__________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________
The perfect gift for
your Valentine, is a
gift that gives backdonate to CASA!
Telephone:______________________________________________________
Email:__________________________________________________________
Memorial/Honoree’s name:_______________________________
Send Gift Notice to: _______________________________________________
Thank You!
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Your tax deductible contribution
stays locally to provide direct services for the elderly & homebound.
Email the CASA office with any updates, requests to receive
electronic newsletters or to be removed from the mailing list.
[email protected]
Making A Difference
Stats from 2015
- 675 Christmas Gifts Delivered
- 75 Volunteers Delivered Christmas Gifts
- 179 Clients Received Thanksgiving Meals
- 175 Clients Received Christmas Meals
Chili’s Benefit Night
A huge
thank you to
Chili’s for the
opportunity to host a benefit
night on November 20, 2015!
We had a great time getting
to see old friends and making
new ones. We partnered with Nexus Energy Center
to get the word out and bring people in the door. The
funds raised that night was almost $500 which will be
used for both organizations’ efforts to provide energy
saving services to seniors’ homes in Madison County.
The added benefit from this event was the chance to
introduce CASA to those who had never heard of us
before that night. We are already working on the next
Benefit Night for 2016. Hope you can join us, but if not
at least tell your friends!
TEMP$ 2015
Volunteers spent more than
1,000 hours in the mist and
rain to prepare homes for
the cold winter months.
Trinity United Methodist
Church once again hosted
our base of operations,
making the process for
bagging materials and
distribution go very smoothly. In our 32nd year of TEMP$
(Taking Energy Measures Personally = $avings), 130
homes were winterized by 40 teams of volunteers.
In CASA’s continued efforts to find ways for our clients
to receive more permanent solutions for energy efficiency
and winterization, CASA screened and referred close to
30 clients previously served through the TEMP$ program
to the Huntsville Utilities Extreme Energy Makeover
program. To date, approximately 11 have been approved
to receive items like insulation, new doors and windows,
water heaters, and even some will be receiving energy
efficient appliances. CASA has also continued to work
with Nexus Energy
Center through the
Comfort Project. So
far, 12 clients have had
upgrades to their homes
decreasing utility bills
by $100 - $125 per
month!
Stay Connected
Follow us @CASAMadisonCty
Become a fan on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/CASAMadisonCty
Connect with us on LinkedIn
Do you want to be more
involved with CASA? Give
us a call today to find out
what opportunities might fit
you. (256)533-7775
View our videos and subscribe to
our channel @CASAMadisonCty
To learn more about the organization or volunteer
opportunities, call CASA at 256-533-7775 or email
[email protected]
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Volunteer with CASA - Upcoming Opportunities
Scheduled Opportunities*
Saturdays - CASA Community Garden Open Volunteer
Hours 8am - 12pm.
Tuesdays - CASA Community Garden Open Volunteer
Hours 12pm - 4:00pm
Thursdays - CASA Community Garden Open Volunteer
Hours 12pm - 4:00pm
Warehouse After Work Hours
Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
February 2nd - March 1st - April 5th - May 3rd
* CHECK CASA’S WEBSITE FOR ALL UPDATES
Wheelchair Ramp Needs - If you have been on some CASA
ramp builds and are interested in being involved in other
ways, there are options! Built ramps are needing repairs so
that a rebuild can be avoided. Repairs take between two and
three people with previous experience in building CASA
ramps. We could use up to five more volunteers to sketch
ramps. The warehouse could use three more volunteers to
lead groups during the month. Contact Johnie if interested,
[email protected]
Transportation Volunteers should be available during
the week to help seniors get to medical appointments.
Contact Lauren if interested, [email protected]
Additional Opportunities Available - Contact the CASA Office for More Details
SAVE THE DATES
March 10, 2016 @ 5:30pm at Providence Main
October 13th, 2016 @ 5:30pm at CASA
Community Garden, Annual Low Country Boil
Friday, May 20, 2016
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