Life lessons learned for mom and son as volunteers
SRP employee Joy Rivera volunteers and donates money to two Arizona nonprofits – Autism Speaks and Families Giving Back. In celebration of Arizona Gives Day on April 4, we chatted with Rivera about why she volunteers, and why she makes sure to take her 9-year-old son along. This is the third in a three-part series of stories about how SRP employees give back to the community. You can also read about the volunteer efforts of employees Freddie Dobbins Jr., who supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, and Nancy Brooks, a passionate animal welfare advocate who supports four nonprofits.
Employee gives hope to at-risk children
In celebration of Arizona Gives Day, this year on April 4, we spoke with three SRP employees who support the community through volunteerism. Freddie Dobbins Jr. is profiled below. Also look out for stories about employees Joy Rivera and Nancy Brooks on why they volunteer.
Rainwater harvesting system helps garden, community
A rainwater harvesting system at Escalante Community Garden in Tempe is not only supporting the sustainable growth of the garden but is also growing the self-sufficiency of the community, in part thanks to SRP.
Tony Perez, a Sustainability Program Strategist at SRP, along with a team of volunteers installed the system as part of a service project to celebrate the Arizona State University School of Sustainability’s 10th anniversary.
Employee helps children with disabilities enjoy baseball on their terms
“Bend those knees, Ethan.”
“Great swing, Katrina!”
“Go, go, go! Next batter up is Chloeeeeee.”
SRP employee Seth Burnett moved around the ballfield at Anthem Community Park in north Phoenix on a recent Saturday morning, guiding the players, showing them how to swing the bat and egging them on to do their best, all with a big smile.