For the past decade, IBEW 1245 members at NV Energy have been providing support — in both money and time — to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach Program’s food pantry as well as the annual holiday food drive. This year, the members, in conjunction with the company, raised more than $7,000 for the food drive. According to Mount’s organization, this generous donation will fund Christmas dinners for 350 families in the greater Reno area.
Fleet Mechanic John Wilson once again took the lead in the fundraising efforts, collecting donations from his co-workers throughout the company, and pooling it with the IBEW 1245 Reno unit’s community fund donation. IBEW 1245 Reno/Sparks retirees also contributed $600 to Mount’s food drive this year.
Mount, age 92, has announced that this will be her final year running the well-known and appreciate food assistance program for the needy. Local 1245 wishes her all the best in her retirement and thanks her for her 42 years of service to the community.
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