(Edinburg) (May 30, 2012) Magic Valley Electric Coop announced that it was honored as a top philanthropic company by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV in the South Texas Area.
Magic Valley was recognized along with 5 other companies at the 2012 All Staff Conference dinner held at South Padre Island with the Boys & Girls Club’s Corporate Philanthropy Award.
Magic Valley has donated monetarily to both youth development programs and for capital projects. In addition, they have provided expertise in the area of energy efficiency, reducing the Clubs energy consumption and provided employee support who have served on the Board of Directors and Marketing Committees for the organization.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the consistent, collective efforts of our employees and our company,” said John Herrera, General Manager. “Giving back to the community where we do business is something I’ve always believed in and it is a core principle in our corporate culture. Magic Valley has consistently given of our time, expertise and funds so we can positively invest in the community around us.”
About Magic Valley Electric Coop
When private utility companies would not extend electric service to rural South Texas, a small band of farmers and ranchers joined together to form the Magic Valley Cooperative. They signed a note for $200,000 and began construction of 75 miles of power lines. Eleven months later, the lights went on in the homes of Magic Valley’s first 125 members.
Today, Magic Valley has over 4,373 miles of energized line serving more than 85,724 meters. From the beginning, Magic Valley has been a national leader in fiscal management and member service: first in the nation to make across the board capital credit refunds to members, and first in the state to use two-way radios in service trucks. Then and now, our members have relied on Magic Valley to provide affordable power and outstanding service. At Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, “heritage” means more than history. It means a past dedicated to building a future that shines brightly for all our members now, and those to come