LAKEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa's Colorado Association Services' 3rd Annual Speed Dating Vendor Fair brought in $22,600 that will go directly to Associa Cares to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters.

The event was held Friday, August 21 at Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood. The speed-dating aspect gave HOA community managers one-on-one time with the 38 vendors advertising everything from landscaping and roofing to neighborhood security, plumbing and solar energy.

"Just like speed-dating, managers get to visit with each vendor for a short time to find out more about them before moving to the next vendor," says Associa Regional Vice President Heather Kerwin. "We had well over 100 participants this year and we're proud we were able to make such a large contribution to Associa Cares."

Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and through donations raised at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by tragedies at home.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to or

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