Lincoln, NE – Dec. 16, 2020 – Black Hills Energy today announced support of nearly $760,000 from its annual corporate United Way fundraising campaign to support 50 United Way agencies across its service area. Black Hills Energy and its employees have been fully committed partners with United Way for 76 years. More than 1,300 employees from all Black Hills Energy electric and gas subsidiaries across Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming supported the campaign, and Black Hills Corporation Foundation, the charitable arm of Black Hills Energy, is adding an additional 25 percent match to supplement employee pledges.
In Nebraska, more than 200 Black Hills Energy employees, along with the Foundation match, pledged over $127,000 to support 13 United Way campaigns across the state, including:
Cornhusker United Way
Gage County United Way
Lexington United Way
Mid-Plains United Way, Inc.
Norfolk Area United Way, Inc.
United Way of the Kearney Area
United Way of Lincoln & Lancaster County
Columbus Area United Way, Inc.
United Way of the Midlands
United Way of South Central Nebraska
United Way of Western Nebraska
United Way of York
Wayne United Way
“In this unique year when so many families are impacted by COVID-19, Black Hills Energy’s financial support of 50 United Ways is needed more than ever to address basic needs like food insecurity, shelter and mental health,” said Linn Evans, president and chief executive officer. “United Way has a strong connection with local needs and solid processes for supporting the charitable organizations most effective in serving those needs. As we continue to navigate the current pandemic, it’s good to know our [donation] dollars are providing truly valuable services to people in need.”
Please visit www.blackhillsenergy.com/community for more information about all the ways Black Hills Energy gives back to its communities.