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El Paso Electric proudly recognizes its Volunteers in Action

September 18, 2015

El Paso Electric proudly honored its Volunteers in Action at a special breakfast on September 16 at the Ft. Bliss Centennial Club.

From Sept. 1, 2014, to August 31, 2015, EPE employees volunteered more than 11,200 hours of community service to various organizations and causes including the Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the March of Dimes, the Children’s Grief Center of El Paso, the Child Crisis Center of El Paso, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer, the American Heart Association, the Diana I Will Live Foundation to battle ovarian cancer, Junior Achievement and many more.

EPE also honored its Blood Donors who, since 2013, have contributed more than 650 units of blood through United Way Blood Services on-site blood drives. EPE employee Mike Waugh reached the 24-gallon lifetime contribution milestone this year.

EPE also recognized three employees with the MegaWatt Award that goes to its top volunteers every year.

This year’s MegaWatt Award recipients are:

  • Leslie Muñoz for his efforts as a Sun Bowl Association volunteer. Leslie has a lead role in the construction of numerous floats for the annual First Light Thanksgiving Day Sun Bowl Parade
  • William Connor for his efforts to support and advocate for the Las Cruces Public Schools, Leadership New Mexico, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, Southern New Mexico-El Paso Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee and the Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition
  • Jesus Granado for his volunteer support of the El Paso Independent School District, including the Council of PTAs, as a Deputy Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Del Norte Council, and as President of the Board of the Border Task Master Dba Xceed Resources, an organization that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

EPE congratulates its 2015 MegaWatt Award recipients and we thank all of our volunteers and blood donors for doing their part to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.