VEA to Host Annual ‘Fill the Bucket Truck’ School Supply Drive on Aug. 17

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support local schools, Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA) is set to host its seventh annual “Fill the Bucket Truck” school supply drive on Aug. 17. The Pahrump-based electric cooperative encourages community members to continue their support of the annual charitable event, which provides essential supplies to 11 schools in southwestern Nevada.

VEA employees and Ambassadors will be on hand at three locations in Pahrump from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 17 to accept donations of school supplies and cash. Lists of requested supplies will be available at each drop-off location. Each donor will receive a ticket for a chance to win one of 10 power bill credits ranging from $25 to $100.

Donations will be accepted at the following drop-off locations on Aug. 17:

  • Smith’s Food and Drug

601 S. Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Albertsons

200 S. Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter

300 S. Highway 160, Pahrump NV 89048

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each year, VEA Ambassadors sort and distribute the supplies to schools throughout the company’s service territory. Last year’s event netted 15 bucket-loads, or 217.5 cubic feet, of supplies for local schools.

“As a community-focused organization, we take pride in organizing local events that have a lasting impact on our neighbors, friends and family members,” said Dax Whittle, member and communications coordinator for VEA. “We always receive an overwhelming level of support for our annual school supply drive from our members and local businesses, and we look forward to another successful year.”

About Valley Electric Association

Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides service to more than 45,000 customers within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop.