David McVey of Lubbock CASA Talks About Casas for CASA Event [AUDIO]
During Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News on KFYO, David McVey of CASA provided information about the fundraiser known as "Casas for CASA" going on right now.
David McVey is the Special Events and Marketing Coordinator for CASA of the South Plains. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, and they "recruit, train, and support volunteers who speak for the foster youth in the South Plains. These children are there due to abuse and neglect. Basically our goal is to find these kids a permanent, safe home," McVey explained.
"Lubbock County, per capita, has one of the highest foster care rates," said McVey. "Plus 300 volunteers is what we need."
For those interested in being involved with CASA, call 763-2272. "The interview process is pretty quick," McVey said, but you must pass a background check and take a 34 hour class to learn how to represent these children.
The fundraiser Casas for CASA is a raffle for custom built playhouses. Raffle tickets can be bought for $5 a piece through this Saturday from 10AM-9PM at 82nd and Frankford. The drawing is this Saturday the 19th at 6:00PM. Those who donate to house number 3 or 4, which are the KFYO and Lowes buildings built by Mike Webb of the Stone Ridge Group, will receive a free Collins and Mac t-shirt.
The event has so far raised "over $4,000, which speaks greatly to the Lubbock community. This is one of the events that we really rely on a lot of community and the surrounding South Plains to kind of help us out. The local builders that come out and donate these, it speaks a lot about the community."
For more information on CASA, including how to buy raffle tickets for Casas for CASA online, visit CASA of the South Plains website here.
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To listen from a mobile device, click the following link: KFYO LFN David McVey July 14 2014