Tri-State employees give to their communities over the holidays

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The generosity of Tri-State’s employees embodies the seventh cooperative principle, Concern for Community, all year long. Over the holiday season, Tri-State employees came together to collect and distribute donations that will continue to make a difference in their communities.

Colowyo Mine organized their annual Angel Tree, which is actually an Angel Garland, and provided gifts to 15 kids through the Moffat County Department of Social Services for Christmas. These children, infants to teenagers, are displaced from their families and currently living in foster care.

Craig Station employees participated in Seniors for Christmas and Kids for Christmas – buying gifts for their neighbors in need. Once again, Craig Station employees enjoyed supporting their local community and making an impact.

Headquarters and Northern Colorado Maintenance Center employees joined forces with the Westminster Police Department for the City of Westminster Santa Cop Toy Drive. Hundreds of gifts were collected, sorted and wrapped. Westminster police then the delivered presents to kids in need.

Montrose Maintenance Center organized a Motorcycle Toy Run to Haven House in Olathe, Colorado. Employees filled two Tri-State Ford Explorers with coats, gloves, toys and other gifts for the 26 children, with overflow that made an additional vehicle necessary. Additionally, the Montrose Employees’ Club donated coats and other winter gear for 14 children at Northside Elementary School in Montrose. Tri-State was also proud to participate in the Montrose Christmas Parade.

Nucla Station employees, for the second year in a row, partnered with the West End Montrose County Health Department to sponsor more than 20 children in need. “I think the willingness of our employees to give back to the community speaks volumes about the caliber of people who work at Tri-State,” said Regan Snyder, plant support supervisor.

In addition, the Nucla Cause, a non-profit created by Nucla employees, donated $1,000 to the Angel Baskets, benefiting approximately 600 qualified, low-income people—half of whom are children, and sponsored two families in need. “Often these families get behind on their utilities and by providing power bill assistance, we are also helping out San Miguel Power, one of Tri-State’s member owners,” said Regan Snyder.

Rio Rancho Maintenance Center organized their 1st Annual TMS Shoe Drive, collecting donations of more than 100 pairs of shoes, hats, gloves and socks for students at W.D. Carroll Elementary School and La Escuelita Pre-School in Bernalillo.

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