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CASA seeks donations to help recovery from burglary


Mesilla Valley Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was burglarized in late October and is asking for the community’s help in recovering from the losses sustained in the burglary.

Items taken include small electronics, two 65-inch flat-screen televisions used for training staff and teleconferencing and $2,000 in gift cards, said CASA Executive Director Doreen Gallegos. In all, the loss is estimated at about $5,000, Gallegos said.

CASA uses the gift cards “to purchase birthday and holiday gifts for children and teens in foster care and live away from home to be safe,” CASA said in a statement about the burglary.

“Volunteers, community leaders and business partners have already made contributions to help us replace what was stolen so that we can continue to meet the needs of children in foster care,” CASA said. “We haven't replaced everything, and we could still use some help.”

All funds raised during this time will go directly to kids and teens experiencing foster care, CASA said.

To donate, visit www.mesillavalleycasa.org/support-us.

Mesilla Valley Court Appointed Special Advocates