Edinburg, TX – September 11, 2018– Employees at Magic Valley Electric Cooperative presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Auxiliary to South Texas Health System to enhance the teen playroom at Edinburg Children’s Hospital. MVEC employees participated in various fundraising activities at the Cooperative, including t-shirt sales, raffle tickets and even a monthly employee parking spot auction to ensure a successful fundraising campaign. The contribution provided for a desk, computer, game table with chairs, artwork, large television screen, Xbox gaming system, sound bar, theater sofa recliners, an entertainment table, foosball table, and traditional board games for family fun. The teen playroom is one of three play areas which provide patients an outlet to get away from their rooms for a little fun during the recovery process.
“It is the dedication of our employees that allows us to make a positive impact on the children in our region,” said John W. Herrera, MVEC’s General Manager. “Giving back to our community and supporting those in need is crucial to ensuring that the Rio Grande Valley continues to grow and prosper.”
Supporting our communities has always been at the heart of MVEC employees. Since 2011, MVEC employees have raised over $120,000 to support various local non-profit organizations.
“The Auxiliary to South Texas Health System Foundation is incredibly grateful to MVEC employees who are helping us in our quest to enhance the quality of life of children in our region,” said Joel Pena, South Texas Health System Director of Volunteer Services. “Every dollar received through the Foundation supports important patient programs led by our team of nurses, doctors, child life specialists and volunteers at the Edinburg Children’s Hospital.”
About Edinburg Children’s Hospital The first of its kind in South Texas, Edinburg’s Children’s Hospital features a 107-bed freestanding pediatric hospital, four-story pediatric tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, specialty pediatric services and advanced technology, including the Valley’s first 32-slice CT and radio fluoroscopy room.
The hospital treats children from birth to 19 years of age and features a kid-friendly, comfortable atmosphere, with boldly colored murals from renowned artist Roark Gourley. There are large pediatric playrooms where kids can have fun and a special teen room with a large-screen TV, movies, electronic video games, board games and more. The hospital also has its own mascot, Eddy, who helps brighten kids’ days when they are in the hospital.
About Magic Valley Electric Cooperative
Magic Valley is a not-for-profit, member owned electric cooperative dedicated to providing safe, affordable and reliable electric service. For over 80 years, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative has been an integral part of the Rio Grande Valley community and will continue its commitment to support local non-profit organizations.