• April 10, 2021

Tags : Extreme Weather Task Force

Extreme Weather Task Force, Riverside High StuCo drive-thru blanket drive

Wednesday morning, officials with the Extreme Weather Task Force announced that they are partnering with the Riverside High School Student Council for “Share The Warmth” drive-thru blanket drive. “For every blanket a student donates, they will get one hour of community volunteer hours,” says Grace Ortiz, APS Community Engagement Specialist and EWTF Chair. “Students need […]Read More

Ahead of cooler temps, Extreme Weather Task Force asks for

With cooler weather and  winter storms just around the corner, officials with the Extreme Weather Task Force (EWTF) reminded Borderland residents of the need for blanket donations and cold weather safety. “Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not hold our usual kickoff news conference,” said Grace Ortiz, APS Community Engagement Specialist and EWTF […]Read More

UPDATE: City expands operating hours, days of Cooling Centers

The City of El Paso’s seven (7) cooling centers will be open seven days a week and have extended hours of operation effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The City will also move the center from Memorial Pool to the Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron. Below are the cooling center locations, operational dates and times: San Juan Senior Center   |  5701 […]Read More

As triple digit heat hits El Paso, health officials remind

With back-to-back triple digit heat predicted for the next several days, the Department of Public Health is asking the community to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illness and be on the lookout for warning signs. “We realize that there are essential workers such as construction workers, whose jobs require them to work outside, and […]Read More

Extreme Weather Task Force launches 2020 Summer Safety Campaign, Fan

With the arrival of hot summer temperatures, the Extreme Weather Task Force (EWTF) continues to ask for fan donations and educate the El Paso community on hot weather safety.    “Because of COVID–19 precautions, we will not hold our usual kickoff news conference,” said Grace Ortiz, APS Community Engagement Specialist and EWTF Chair. “But, we want people to know the EWTF is actively working on providing fans to the most vulnerable in our community who have no air conditioning in […]Read More

As Summer sizzles, Extreme Weather Task Force asking for fan

With temperatures in the 100’s predicted for the next few days, the Extreme Weather Task Force (EWTF) continues to ask for fan donations to “help protect the unprotected in our community.” Since 2004, the Extreme Weather Task Force (EWTF) has collected and delivered more than 10,000 free electric box fans to qualifying elderly and needy […]Read More