STRATA Surprises Turning Point Shelter with $20,000 Donation

On Monday, June 10th, The Turning Point Homeless Shelter in Vernal was surprised with a $20,000 donation which was the result of STRATA’s 2019 Annual Charity Golf Classic. 

Last month, STRATA concluded their 18thAnnual Charity Golf Classic in which nearly 500 golfers in Roosevelt and Vernal participated. As in previous years, the proceeds from this year’s Golf Classic were to be donated to a local charitable entity in the Uintah Basin. However, unlike past years, the charity was not announced prior to the tournaments. Instead, STRATA kept the recipient a mystery to golfers, the public, and the charitable organization.

Shortly after the tournaments wrapped up, Susy Anderson, the shelter’s director, was surprised when she was visited at the shelter by STRATA employees who presented her with a check for $20,000. Along with the $20,000 donation that was raised, The Turning Point Shelter will also be given an additional $7,500 matched donation as part of CoBank’s Sharing Success program.  

“It is such a big surprise,” Anderson said. “I am so honored and I’m so shocked, but more than anything I am very grateful.  I have no words to express my gratitude. Right now, we are struggling with funding and trying to keep this place open and it’s been very hard, and so this really means so much right now.” 

The Turning Point Homeless Shelter helps families and individuals who have fallen on hard times to get back into society & create better lives. By providing temporary shelter & a structured program, their goal is to help people make positive changes that lead them to permanent housing & becoming productive, taxpaying citizens. The donation from STRATA’s Charity Golf Classic will be used to help with operating costs so that the shelter can remain open and to help supply the shelter so that the needs of the people staying there are met. 

“This is the first year that we have donated the proceeds to The Turning Point Shelter, and we have really been looking forward to presenting them with the donation,” said Tyler Rasmussen, Marketing & Public Relations Manager at STRATA. “The golf and the day spent together is enjoyable but to see how those funds that are generated can be used to help a program or individual that’s really struggling to get back up on their feet is very touching.” 

With limited funding available, The Turning Point Shelter is always accepting and grateful for donations from the community. If you would like to donate to The Turning Point Shelter, please call (435) 781-0045. 

For more information about STRATA’s Charity Golf Classic, please contact Tyler Rasmussen at (435) 622-5007.

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