NRG Contributes $50,000 to Deweyville ISD
Cottonwood Plant Manager Robert Harris, Deweyville High School Principal Brad Haeggquist, Power2Serve site leader Tim Springer, Deweyville ISD Superintendent Kevin Clark, Texas State Representative James White and NRG Energy Senior Vice President Jennifer Vosburg celebrate an important contribution to the recovery of the Deweyville school system.
Deweyville ISD received $50,000 from NRG Energy to support ongoing recovery and repairs needed following the devastating floods in March. Torrential rainfall from March 8-11, caused the Sabine River to rise to historic levels and produce flooding across the region, including the Deweyville Elementary School, which was inundated with five feet of water.
Texas State Representative James White attended the check presentation at Deweyville Junior and Senior High School on Wednesday, April 20, along with Deweyville ISD Superintendent Kevin Clark and Principal Brad Haeggquist.
“By making this commitment, our corporate citizens are sending a message that we are dedicated to rebuilding our community and will do what we need to get behind our people to help them get on with their lives in a bigger and better Deweyville,” White said.
“We are excited to be back in school,” Clark said. “This wouldn’t have happened without the team effort – including donations, time and on-site help – by good neighbors like NRG.”
In addition to the donation, NRG’s emergency mobile response vehicle, Power2Serve, has been providing on-the-ground support and power to numerous emergency responders, including FEMA, AmeriCorps and Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, at Deweyville High School for 28 days . Equipped with a 10 kW solar array, diesel generators and a climate-controlled pavilion, the 26-foot long truck serves as a base for emergency personnel and the public to charge electronics, access Wi-Fi, stay up-to-date on news and more.
“This is a way to let the community know that we care and appreciate all of the hard work being done by the principal, school officials and local state leadership following the devastating floods,” Jennifer Vosburg, Senior Vice President, NRG Energy, said. “We also want to use this time to thank our employees that have dedicated their time and energy over the last month to help restore normalcy for the children in our community.”
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