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Like most people, our employees work for a greater purpose and believe that their work makes a difference in the world’s energy future. Additionally, they are focused on making a local impact and are engaged and generous supporters of social causes on campus and in the community.

EERC Spin For Kids Social CauseThe United Way, UND’s Thanksgiving Mortar Board, Tubs of Love, Relay for Life, and the Adopt-a-Family Program through the Grand Forks schools are just a few of the charitable organizations that regularly benefit from EERC employees giving of their time and money, and EERC employees have always banded together to hold fund-raisers to help individual families in need.

In 2016, the EERC Social Cause Committee, a grassroots organization sanctioned by EERC leadership, was born of employees’ desire to channel their efforts to create an even bigger community impact. The Committee chose the Altru Health Foundation as its designated charity that year. In April of 2016, a number of EERC employees participated in the annual Spin for Kids fundraiser put on by Altru Health System’s Outpatient Pediatric Therapy to raise funds for families with children who have special needs and lifelong medical expenses. The EERC Energy Stars team raised $5400—the second largest amount raised by a team.

EERC Spin for Kids Social CauseThe EERC’s designated charity for 2017 will be the Northlands Rescue Mission.

“The Committee will be sponsoring events such as money drives and food drives to support multiple programs at the Mission, including their homeless shelter and Backpack Program, which provides students from struggling families with bags of food to take home over the weekend,” said Committee Chair Amanda Livers, EERC Research Scientist, Geophysics. “In addition to these events, the Committee will be spearheading a volunteer initiative that will allow EERC employees to have a hands-on role in helping the multiple groups in the community that are supported by the Mission.”