by Sam Holsen, Xcel Energy
Additionally, Xcel Energy partnered with CVC partner organization, HandsOn Twin Cities, to provide their employees with 250 “Project-in-a-Box” kits that were packed and donated to nonprofits across Minnesota, as well as supplies for 500 snack kits that were packed and donated to YouthLink in Minneapolis.
These volunteer events looked a little different, with safety as the top priority. Xcel Energy provided personal protective equipment (PPE) for all volunteers and nonprofit staff. All events were limited to shifts of 10 people or less, with required safety protocol in place that included, wearing a mask, maintaining social distance and sanitizing often.