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Here at the EERC, we pride ourselves on the work we do to advance and improve America’s energy future. In addition, we are fortunate to have diverse, motivated, and creative employees whose interests lie not only in the work they do at the EERC but in their community as well.

This year, our Social Cause Committee worked extensively with the Grand Forks Northlands Rescue Mission, which serves our local community by providing food, clothing, and shelter for the homeless. The Mission provides resources by offering life skills training to restore independence, and for 9 months out of the year, it provides weekly backpacks of food for struggling families and their children.

Over the past year, EERC employees held several events for the Mission, from food drives to a barbecue, all in an effort to serve those who need a helping hand in our community. In August, we hosted a barbecue at the Mission with 27 of our employees serving over 150 people. This October, we hosted an event to support the Backpacks for Kids program, and employees recently made over 170 scarves to be distributed through the Mission. 

The Social Cause Committee also just wrapped up the “Adopt a Family” program over the holiday season, where employees shop for gifts on a family's wish list. These events help provide school supplies, winter clothing, and Christmas presents for families in need in our community.

Programs and events like these foster teamwork and friendship among employees, but more importantly, they allow us the opportunity to perform satisfying work beyond our day jobs to give back to our community in meaningful ways.

“It has been amazing to watch this group come together to create such an impact for the Northlands Rescue Mission,” said Kari Suedel, graphic designer at EERC and Social Cause Committee member. “Giving to our community in a tangible way makes a real impact on members of our community and on us.”