Emily Edwards (pictured left) and Julie Haro (pictured right) are both Clark County CASA volunteers. But they also have something else in common — they both work for Alaska Airlines.
Emily and Julie found their way to the CASA program from different paths, but they both bring a level of compassion and dedication that comes from the heart.
Making a Difference
Emily joined our program in 2016. She says, “My inspiration is the lasting change and positive impact that comes from my participation with CASA and being involved in a more in-depth way with the families and lives that make up Clark County. I feel most accomplished knowing that I played a role in the kids returning to a safe and happy home where they feel loved and wanted. Spending time with a child to learn about them so I can be their voice is one of the most rewarding things about being a CASA. Providing consistency and loyalty to stay with them throughout the case is one of my greatest contributions. The CASA Program is a great place to volunteer for any person who really wants to help the community — but most of all to help a child’s voice be heard.”
Julie joined our program just recently in March 2019. When it comes to CASA, she says, “Before I became a foster parent in 2010, I had never even heard of the CASA program. After our first placement in 2011, I met the CASA volunteer and was so touched that this woman volunteered her time for vulnerable children in our community. I then realized just how important the CASA program is for the well-being and justice of foster children. I knew that after I moved on from fostering children, my next journey would be with CASA. I feel honored to be a part of such a critical and wonderful program. Volunteering opens your eyes, your heart. If you’re looking for a way to enrich your life, join CASA.”
In order to encourage staff to volunteer in areas they are passionate about, Alaska Airlines provides support for some of the time employees spend volunteering.
We are so grateful that Emily and Julie have chosen to volunteer for CASA, and that Alaska Airlines is behind them all the way.
You too can volunteer with CASA. Join us at any of the upcoming one-hour long CASA of Clark County Information Sessions:
- Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00pm
- Wednesday, August 21st at 12:00pm