SRP volunteers dig in to combat hunger
Some days, watermelon, cucumber and sweet potatoes are on the menu. On others, squash, corn and broccoli form part of a meal. Thanks to St. Vincent de Paul’s Urban Farm, the Valley’s homeless community and others in need get nutritious, fresh food in St. Vincent’s dining rooms, grown in urban gardens on the grounds of two of the nonprofit’s campuses.
More than 20 SRP volunteers spent much of a recent Saturday spreading mulch and pulling weeds to help prepare the plots that grow some of the produce. It was the first time our volunteers went there as a group, but they plan to revisit in the coming months to help plant and harvest crops.
SRP employee makes flags to honor those who ensure our safety, freedom
Green for military, blue for police, red for firefighters.
The stripes may be different colors, but the message Cody Penoyer hopes to convey through the wooden American flags he makes is the same: Support those who put their lives on the line for our safety.
Valley resident credits SRP employee with saving his life
Flynt Smith was on his way to his parent’s house, looking forward to spending a relaxing Memorial Day weekend with his wife and eight children.
Just as Smith, a senior engineer at Coronado Generating Station near St. Johns, Arizona, steered the family van out of the Salt River Canyon toward Globe, he came upon an accident — an overturned tractor-trailer gasoline tanker.
Smoke poured out from the back of the truck. Gasoline flowed down the side of the road. It sounded like a heavy downpour, Smith recalled. One spark could have ignited the vehicle and the surrounding area.
SRP’s wildfire first responder valued in emergency-response community
When you think of wildfires in Arizona, you may recall Rodeo-Chediski, Wallow or Cedar, the most recent, near Show Low.
Floyd Hardin, Construction Consultant at SRP, can rattle off names of many more you may have never heard of, including Power, Ghost and Goodyear.
After all, he got to name them.