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.

Quick-thinking zanjero

Daily inspection turns into successful rescue situation

A Valley man could have lost his life if not for the quick actions of a zanjero going about his daily patrol.

Around 6 a.m. June 3, Zanjero John Calhoun was doing his usual inspection of the canal system when he stopped to check a header ditch at 12th Street and Turney Avenue in Phoenix.

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Sitting ducks

Employees rescue birds from dangerous heat

Last week’s scorching heat could have proven fatal for some young birds if it wasn’t for the eagle eyes of employees.

At three SRP facilities, record-setting temperatures drove baby birds to jump from their nests, which had become too hot. The birds were too young to fly though and ended up on the ground, unable to escape the sun.

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SRP earns prestigious Freedom Award

Recognition from Department of Defense

The Department of Defense today named SRP one of just 15 employers in the nation to receive the prestigious Employer Support Freedom Award.

The award, instituted in 1996, is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. 

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