Community Engagement

Public power gives back

On June 8, 2019, public power organizations across the country led service initiatives and community donation drives as part of the Public Power Day of Giving. Here’s a snapshot of events from the day (not including the 170 participants that joined one of three projects in Austin, Texas ahead of the National Conference!). 

Kinston public service food drive
In North Carolina, Kinston Public Service delivered donations to Mary’s Kitchen, a local soup kitchen.
Fayetteville PWC employees in a community cleanup
Employees of Fayetteville PWC in North Carolina participated in a community cleanup

Greenville Utilities Commission delivered more than 60lbs of donated food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Kissimmee Utility Authority employees day of giving
Employees of Kissimmee Utility Authority in Florida packed 2,300 personal hygiene kits - complete with handwritten notes of encouragement - to distribute to local social service agencies.
New Braunfels Utilities employees volunteering
In Texas, New Braunfels Utilities employees prepared meals for community members in need at the New Braunfels Food Bank.
Kerrville BPU donated box fans to the community
Kerrville Public Utility Board in Texas donated 25 box fans to the Salvation Army.
Conway corporation student market donation
In Arkansas, Conway Corporation employees donated more than 100 volunteer hours and 4,000 food items to the local Student Market.
VPPSA food drive
The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority helped connect Vermonters with healthy foods by volunteering at the Lamoille Community Food Share.
Easton utilities habitat project
Easton Utilities in Maryland volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.