PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA) is proud to announce the success of its seventh annual “Fill the Bucket Truck” school supply drive, which generated enough donations from community members to fill 22 buckets, or 319 cubic feet, of school supplies.
As done each year following the event, ambassadors of the Pahrump-based electric cooperative sorted and distributed these essential learning materials to 11 schools, located in the three counties in the company’s service territory in southwestern Nevada.
VEA employees and ambassadors accepted school supply donations at various locations in Pahrump throughout the day on Aug. 17. Each donor received tickets for a chance to win one of 10 power bill credits, ranging from $25 to $100.
“The donations we collected significantly surpassed the 15 buckets the event generated last year,” said Dax Whittle, member and communications coordinator for VEA. “These supplies will go a long way in helping local kids achieve the best educational experience, and we’re extremely grateful to our members and the Pahrump community for their continued support and generosity.”
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.