RAPID CITY, S.D. — Black Hills Energy announced on Tuesday that they’re giving $760,000 in their annual United Way fundraising campaign. The money will go to support 50 United Way agencies across BHE’s service area, including more than $279,000 each to United Way of the Black Hills, United Way of Sturgis, United Way of the Northern Hills, and United Way of the Southern Hills.
Over 1,300 employees from subsidies across Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming contributed to the campaign. The charitable division of Black Hills Energy also added an additional 25 percent match to the employee pledges.
“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 of the communities we serve. Needs like food insecurity, shelter and mental health,” said Linn Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer. “United Way’s strong connection with community needs and solid processes for supporting local charitable organizations make United Way a terrific partner as Black Hills Energy and its employee team live out their collective values and mission in a meaningful and impactful way. As we continue to navigate the current pandemic, it’s good to know our employees’ and company donations are providing truly valuable services to those in need.”
Black Hills Energy has partnered with the United Way since it’s inception in the Black Hills in the 1940s.
For more information about Black Hills Energy’s partners and charitable recipients, visit their website online here.