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Nevada Power Supports Local Community Groups

Sep 17, 2000

Nevada Power
Contact: Sonya Headen
Phone: (702) 367-5680

For Immediate Release

Eight local non-profit organizations benefited recently when Nevada Power awarded several community grants. The recipients were:

· Nevada Veterans Museum
· Moapa Family Resource Center
· Baby Find
· Nature Conservancy
· National Wildlife Refuge
· Hawk Watch International
· Wild Wing Project
· Red Rock Audubon Society
· Lied Senior Center

In all, the company provided donations totaling approximately $17,500 to support communities in southern Nevada.

Nevada Power Company annually provides support from the Sierra Pacific Foundation as well as sponsorships for community and charity events. The company has a long history of both charitable support and employee volunteerism with many local organizations, United Way, Christmas in April, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, National Make a Difference Day are a few of the organization receiving ongoing support.

"These grants are important to us for a number of reasons," Walt Higgins, CEO of the company said."But the main reason is that they make our home--southern Nevada--a better place to live. We hope it sets an example for other companies."

"This is part of my job I truly enjoy," Jacque Matthews, public relations manager, said."To be able to help such deserving groups and make a difference in Clark County is very rewarding. Our employees enjoy the opportunity to volunteer and we feel proud to partner with organizations that are doing so much to make life better for our neighbors in southern Nevada".