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Energy Northwest raises $80,000 for United Way

News Release

For the second year in a row, Energy Northwest employees raised more than $80,000 to benefit the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties.

The monthlong fundraising campaign brought in $80,230 from employees and contractors. 

“The generosity of Energy Northwest employees is astounding,” said Randy Prewett, plant general manager and campaign co-chair. “We set an ambitious goal this year, knowing that so many in our community are still struggling with the effects of COVID-19 and desperately need the support that United Way offers. I’m so proud of the efforts of the committee, and grateful to every employee who donated.”

This was the 27th year that EN has partnered with the local United Way, and the third highest amount the organization has raised. It was the second year that the EN United Way committee has actively partnered with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 77 and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 12-369 unions. 

“The support of our unions was vital to this effort,” said campaign co-chair Mary Ramos, Environmental & Regulatory Programs supervisor. “Their donations and support helped us reach a new record in our silent auction, which raised nearly $7,500.”

United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties funds 33 programs at 20 agencies in the region. These programs provide thousands of people in the community with better access to basic needs, education, financial stability and health care.

“We are able to help our community in such a meaningful way because of the generosity of our donors,” said Shelly Neuhart, resource development manager for United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties. ”A big thank you to everyone who participated in the campaign this year, and to Energy Northwest for our valuable, longtime partnership.”

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