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Employees support March for Babies in Texas

Texas March of DimesThis is the 22nd consecutive year of CNP’s participation in the March for Babies. Kenny Mercado, division senior vice president of Smart Grid development and executive walk chairman, set a companywide goal of increasing both the number of participants and monetary donations by 10 percent. “I couldn’t be more proud of our employees who, despite the difficult economy, far surpassed our goal,” said Mercado. “In total, we registered 2,520 walkers and raised more than $167,000 for the March of Dimes. The fight against infant mortality, birth defects and premature birth rates is challenging, and our employees rose to the task of supporting this noble cause in a huge way.”

Laredo employees participated in the walk and held a steak plate sale, raising $1,342, which was distributed between March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. Pictured (left to right) are Mike Lopez, meter reader; Jimmy Gambino, area manager; and Roel Alvarado, service technician.

Beaumont’s March for Babies included 36 CNP volunteers who raised $2,267, and the New Braunfels’ CNP March for Babies team raised $1,340.