Dakota Electric Association distributed $27,246 in 2014 through its Helping Neighbors® program to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. In 2014, giving was up approximately $1,500 from the previous year.

“This money is available because of our members’ generous donations to the Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota Electric president and chief executive officer, said. “Dakota Electric is merely the conduit and is pleased to make the donations on our members’ behalf.”

Dakota Electric’s Helping Neighbors is an on-going program established by the Helping Neighbors Trust. Since its inception in 1994, the Helping Neighbors program has donated $514,575 to assist people in need.

To learn how you can participate, visit our Helping Neighbors page.