Non-Profit Organizations in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana Receive Donations
November 4, 2020 — COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people in communities around the globe in countless ways, and many families in our local communities have found themselves dealing with food insecurity for the first time. The entire Encore Electric team is grateful and humbled to have received an Essential Business designation in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. This designation allowed Encore Electric the opportunity to continue to work and also to give back to those in need across the communities where the organization operates. After careful consideration, Encore Electric determined that giving directly to food banks in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana would be the most effective way to provide immediate relief to a large number of people whose lives have been impacted by the pandemic.
With this in mind, Encore Electric made monetary donations to Food Bank of the Rockies, Lift Up, The Salvation Army, Food Bank for Larimer County, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, Big Sky Food Bank, Colorado Springs Rescue Mission, and Care and Share Food Bank.
Encore Electric President Willis Weidel expressed his gratitude for local non-profit organizations. “We recognize that our communities are suffering from a local small business perspective, and individuals in our community are suffering, too,” he said. “We are grateful to partner with all of these food banks to provide assistance where it is really needed at this time.”
Food banks have seen a spike in demand as a result of the pandemic and donations will have a far-reaching impact during a time when assistance is needed more than ever before. Food Bank of the Rockies reports that more than 30 percent of the people they serve have never needed food assistance before COVID-19. Families who were already vulnerable have found themselves in dire need.
Mitch Jelniker, Corporate Relations Manager at Food Bank of the Rockies, shared his gratitude for the large number of meals that will be provided thanks to Encore Electric. “The generous donation from Encore Electric will help us provide 40,000 nutritious meals for families in need,” he said.
Encore Electric Service Account Manager Bill Frye described the rewarding experience of dropping off a donation check at the Big Sky Community Food Bank. “(The woman who accepted our donation) was smiling ear-to-ear behind her mask and was extremely happy and grateful for the donation,” he said.
Thank you to the Encore Electric Business Unit Leaders and Account Managers who took the time to personally deliver donation checks and connect with non-profit organizations in the communities where team members live and work.