June 2, 2021—The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) is celebrating the “Public Power Month of Giving”—a monthlong event in which not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities engage in volunteer activities in their communities. The event was established by the American Public Power Association (APPA). APPA has asked the more than 2,000 public power utilities across the country to participate and join the celebration of giving during June.
Public power utilities are community-owned and customer-focused, and as such, KPUB is actively involved in our community and regularly gives back in a variety of ways. This month, KPUB has a series of extra giving activities planned to help power an even better community here!
Slated activities will include:
- Donating box fans to the Salvation Army to give relief to community members without AC during the summer heat.
- Providing 50 complimentary home weatherization kits and energy-saving materials to the Doyle Community at their Food for Soul Event on June 11.
- Hosting a community blood drive on June 17 to help with critical blood supplies in our area.
- Volunteering at Kerrville’s Mega Food Pantry Event on June 28 to help distribute 36,000 pounds of food.
- Hosting a canned food drive for the month of June to help provide food relief to our friends and neighbors in need.
“At KPUB, community involvement is an integral part of our utility’s culture,” said KPUB Director of Customer & Community Relations, Allison Bueché. “Our employees love serving our community and giving back by volunteering their time.”
The celebration this month is only one way that KPUB gives back to our community.
The utility’s employees regularly volunteer through a newly formed employee volunteer program. KPUB employees can be found doing activities like ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during the holiday season or volunteering their time on the weekends to work on a Habitat Home.
Additionally, the utility invests revenues directly back into the area and provides in-kind resources to community events such as Kerrville’s 4th on the River, the Kerrville Christmas Lighting Corporation and more.
How the community can participate in the spirit of giving:
KPUB will be accepting canned food donations at its main office located at 2250 Memorial Blvd through June 25. All donations will be distributed to Mustard Seed Ministry’s food pantry and the Doyle Community Center.
To sign up for KPUB’s upcoming blood drive and help save a life, visit kpub.com/blooddrive. The event will be by appointment only, and no walk-ups will be accepted. For questions, contact Bueché at 830.792.8250.
The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) was acquired by the City of Kerrville in 1987. KPUB serves approximately 23,000 customers throughout a 146 square mile service area, including Kerrville, Center Point, Ingram, Hunt, and surrounding areas in Kerr County.
KPUB is overseen by a five-member board of trustees who serve without compensation and who are responsible to the City of Kerrville for the management and control of the system. KPUB is a responsive and efficient locally-owned provider of reliable, high-quality utility service at the lowest responsible price.
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve and the 93,000 people they employ. It advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Its members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.