Earlier this month, 27 PEC employees volunteered to help improve the Marble Falls community by joining the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for its annual Steps Forward Day. This marked the fifth year PEC employees volunteered with LCRA to help a local community.
PEC volunteers helped paint structures, plant trees, pull weeds, and clean up public areas of the city. You can see their handiwork in the new paintjob at the Community Center in Westside Park, or the new trees at Johnson Park.
PEC Social Media Specialist Lee Dixson was one of this year’s volunteers, and was inspired to see everyone working as a team to benefit the Marble Falls community. “Whether it was planting trees, pulling weeds, or painting, the camaraderie we shared while giving back to the community was awesome,” he said.
In October 2018, Marble Falls and surrounding areas were hit hard by catastrophic floods. Dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed, and the community came together to help one another rebuild. When PEC considered where to focus efforts for Steps Forward Day, Marble Falls was quickly suggested as a place where we could have an impact.
“The local response to last fall’s floods was really inspiring,” said Community Relations Coordinator Caroline Tinsley Porter. “Marble Falls worked fiercely to get its neighbors back on their feet, and PEC was proud to help support them in return.”