Dress for success

Clothing drive helps women achieve economic independence

More than 1,200 donations collected during the recent Women’s Interest Network (a Salt River Project employee interest group) Professional Clothing Drive are helping women dress for success as they enter the workforce.

Over three weeks in August, employees donated gently used or new business clothing, shoes, handbags and necklaces to benefit Dress for Success, which provides professional attire and development tools to help women achieve economic independence.

Bins at various SRP facilities in the Valley were loaded with enough items, valued at $4,350, to fill two SUVs and one sedan to the brim. WIN will continue to collect donations for Dress for Success at the group’s upcoming events in FY18–19.

Thank you to all those involved toward this great cause!

SRP employees support the community in a variety of ways. Check out our volunteers page for more info.

Photo: From left, WIN members Leanne Thomson, Megan Hooks and Marisela Johnson drop off more than 1,200 items at Dress for Success on Aug. 23 with Mark Teetor, Director of Operations for the nonprofit.

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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.

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