Bandera Electric Cooperative representative Lauren Salazar (second from left) presented a $1,500 check for the Shattered Dreams Project to (from left) Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Tucker Webb, Comfort High School Principal Darren Williams, Comfort ISD Superintendent Dr. Tanya Monroe, and Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Jared Moore at Comfort High School.
Bandera, Texas - On Friday, Feb. 15, employees from Bandera Electric Cooperative presented Comfort ISD with a check for $1,500 to fund their Shattered Dreams program.
Shattered Dreams is a two-day, school-based program that promotes responsible decision-making among high school students regarding underage drinking and impaired driving.
Comfort ISD holds a Shattered Dreams program once every three years in late March at Comfort High School to emphasize the results of alcohol-related crashes including those who drive after drinking, the innocent victims, and their friends and families.
“This is a powerful program purposefully held days before prom to prevent drinking and driving before, during and after the event,” said Kendall County Sheriff Deputy Tucker Webb.
The school district works with local law enforcement, students and parents to hold a mock drunk-driving crash and a mock funeral for victims of the crash. A retreat is held afterward for students and parents to reflect on the event, and guest speakers provide first-hand experiences of alcohol-related accidents.
The monetary donation will help acquire vehicles and equipment for the mock crash, purchase make-up for emergency trauma and casualty reenactment, and for other incidentals.
“This donation was the entire operating budget for the last Shattered Dreams project we held. Having this donation will help us purchase all the necessary items to make this project a success,” said Webb.
As a cooperative, BEC continues to uphold the principle of “Concern for Community” by promoting programs that influence positive change in the community, donating needed items and funds to organizations and people in its service territory throughout the year.
Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019