Classroom treasures

SRP volunteers sew pencil cases for underprivileged students

When 1,000 students across the Valley return to school this fall, a unique take on a back-to-school basic will be there to help them get started.

Hand-sewn pencil cases — with designs ranging from butterflies and pirates to ballerinas and dinosaurs — were made by about 40 SRP employees and retirees, along with their family and friends, who are part of a quilting club called the Kilowatt Kwilters.

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Desert Botanical Garden goes greener

SRP customer donations to ‘Solar for Nonprofits’ help DBG

Thanks to the generosity of customers who donated to the SRP Solar for Nonprofits program, much of the energy powering the Desert Botanical Garden will be as green as this spring’s desert landscape.

The Salt River Project customer-funded program helped finance solar installations on four buildings’ rooftops that cumulatively add up to 100 kilowatts. The solar systems are providing green power to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Center, Weisz Learning Center, Marley Education and Volunteer Building, and Ottosen Gallery.

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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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Soldiering on for Michael

Arizona mother carries on Marine son’s legacy through service of her own

It was Mother’s Day 2005 when Margy Bons, a mother of four, heard a knock at the door.

But it wasn’t flowers being delivered or one of her children coming to visit. It was a Marine coming to tell her that her son Michael would never be able to visit again.

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