Devon Donates to 20 Emergency Responder Organizations in Southeast New Mexico

Sep 14, 2020 1:56 PM

Devon Energy Press Release | September 14, 2020

Contributions help fire, sheriff’s departments ensure public safety in Eddy, Lea counties

Devon Energy supports emergency response agencies, including the Atoka Volunteer Fire Department.

HOBBS, N.M. (Sept. 14, 2020) — As part of its commitment to supporting emergency responders in the company’s operating areas, Devon Energy donated to 20 organizations in Eddy and Lea Counties.

“The men and women who dedicate their time and energy to saving lives are true heroes,” said Devon senior community relations Shannon Johnson. “Devon is proud to play a role in making sure they have everything they need to be ready when the community calls.”

Recipients include:

Artesia Fire Department
Atoka Volunteer Fire Department
Carlsbad Fire Department
Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department
Eddy County Office of Emergency Management
Eddy County Sheriff’s Office
Eunice Fire Department
Happy Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Hobbs Fire Department
Jal Fire Department
Joel Volunteer Fire Department
Knowles Fire Department
La Huerta Volunteer Fire Department
Lea County Office of Emergency and Environmental Management
Lea County Sheriff’s Office
Loco Hills Volunteer Fire Department
Maljamar Fire Department
Monument Fire Department
Otis Volunteer Fire Department
Riverside Volunteer Fire Department

Jared Zuniga, the assistant chief of the Atoka Fire Department, thanked Devon for its commitment.

“Devon has a huge impact in our community. They’re always giving back, and they’re always involved,” he said. “Their support allows us to respond faster during emergencies and save lives.”

The donations will help the organizations purchase needed equipment and better serve their local communities. Municipal departments may use the funds for training, equipment, and supplies.