Xcel Energy will mark the 10th anniversary of its Day of Service in Colorado on Thursday with a project at Sandstone Ranch Park.
This year's Day of Service event spans 10 days and with the global pandemic of COVID-19, includes at-home projects for customers, Xcel stated in a news release.
“Now more than ever, our nonprofit partners and communities need our help. We’ve reimagined a Day of Service to deliver the same lasting impact we have provided for a decade, but with a twist so that our employees, friends, family and customers can still give back to their communities and stay safe while doing it,” Alice Jackson, president, Xcel Energy Colorado, stated in the release. “We’ve taken some of our most popular volunteer opportunities and turned them into take-home projects for our volunteers. For those organizations that still need in-person volunteers, we were able to host projects for a small number of employees and maintain safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In Longmont, volunteers are scheduled to help mulch trees at Sandstone Ranch Park on Thursday. Volunteers can sign up at xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com and clicking on the in-person tab. Once they find and click on the Sandstone Ranch project, volunteers will be directed to the signup page.
Also new this year, Day of Service participants can fill out a family-friendly bingo card that includes acts of service, kindness and gratitude. Those who fill out a bingo card and download it will be entered in a drawing that will award two winners a $500 donation in their name to a Day of Service participating nonprofit of their choice, according to the release.
Day of Service began 10 years ago to honor 9/11 and has become one of Xcel Energy’s most impactful traditions, bringing together thousands of volunteers to impact dozens of non-profit organizations across the state, according to the release.