El Paso Electric Finds Permanent Home for Luces en el Cielo
Artwork unveiled at the El Paso Resiliency Center
EL PASO, Texas – On the cusp of the third anniversary of the tragedy in our community, El Paso Electric (EPE) has found a permanent home for the artwork titled Luces en el Cielo. The artwork reflects the strong partnership with EPE, a remembrance of the 23 precious lives lost, and our path towards a resilient future. The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC) welcomed the beautiful art painting housed inside its offices on 6314 Delta Drive on August 1, 2022.
Last year, EPE’s Summer College Internship cohort worked closely with the United Way of El Paso County, the FRC, and local artist Terrance Flores to honor the victims and families affected by August 3, 2019 tragedy. Luces en el Cielo was first displayed at the Day of Remembrance Luminaria Drive-Through. “It was a pleasure working with EPE interns and staff,” shared Flores. “Luces en el Cielo pays remembrance to those we lost and help heal the community from the hurt it has experienced.”
“Working with Terrance Flores is a unique collaboration demonstrating a deeper connection and engagement. Together we stay strong supporting those in need, sustaining programs and initiatives unique to our community, and working together to create a thriving community,” said President & Chief Executive Officer of United Way of El Paso County Deborah A. Zuloaga.
“The collaboration between El Paso Electric and our community partners is essential to make sure that we can continue to unite, serve, and transform the community through these partnerships,” shared El Paso Electric President and Chief Executive Officer Kelly A. Tomblin. “Seeing the work of our past interns come to life is touching and commemorates the lives of those that we lost in this tragedy."
About El Paso United Family Resiliency Center
The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC) is a program led by the United Way of El Paso County. The FRC is composed of resiliency navigators who through personalized case management connect individuals and families to credible programs and services that address their specific needs. The FRC also hosts a variety of events that allow for a shared healing process.
About El Paso Electric
El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission, and distribution service to approximately 450,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000-square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.