EPCC keeping El Pasoans Warm with Blanket Drive

December 4, 2018



El Paso Community College  teams up with the El Paso Sheriff’s Department to Warm the Community. As the days get colder, there are many El Pasoans who don’t have the money to get the essentials to keep themselves warm this winter. 


EPCC has teamed up with the El Paso Sheriff’s Department to help keep out community warm. EPCC students and staff have presented 656 blankets to the El Paso Sheriff’s Department as part of the fifteen annual Keep El Pasoans Warm campaign. 



Those 656 blankets that were donated by both EPCC students and staff will be distributed to those in need throughout our community. “The El Paso community has always supported EPCC and in turn, we look for ways to pass it on,” Cheryl Bowman, Keep El Pasoans Warm Campaign Chair said.



(L-R) EPCC Professional Staff President Carmen Wages, Sheriff Richard Wiles, Christian Venegas (STS), Savannah Caraveo (STS), EPCC President William Serrata, EPCC PoliceChief Jose Ramirez.


“The college knows the heart-wrenching situations that Sheriff’s deputies encounter throughout the county when their duties take them into homes in desperate need. By working together, we can do more than we can alone.”


The campaign have been in partnership between EPCC’s Professional Staff Association, Police Department, Service Learning Office, Student Technology Services, Chemistry Club, Fire Tech Academy, Criminal Justice Club and all of the EPCC family. 


We remember that there are some in our community that don’t have much and there is always a way we can give back even it means giving food, clothes, or even blankets. EPCC teaches us the lesson of generosity and empathy. 

When you give back to others it will not only make that person happy but will also leave a warm feeling in your heart. 



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