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D.H. Blattner job site team contributes to food shelf in Lemoore, California as part of nationwide food drive.
Photo courtesy of the Hanford Sentinel: Representatives with D.H. Blattner & Sons and Solar Frontier present checks totaling more than $10,000 to God’s Bread Box and Lemoore Christian Aid on Tuesday morning in Lemoore.
Blattner is proud to do “good work” in the communities near our job sites, including this one in sunny Lemoore, California where we were happy to contribute to the local food shelf as part of our nationwide Hunger Heroes.
Excerpt from Hanford Sentinel story:
Two local nonprofit groups received a pleasant surprise Tuesday morning in the form of a large donation.
While working on a project in Lemoore, workers with Minnesota-based renewable energy contracting company D.H. Blattner & Sons and Reno-based Solar Frontier donated more than $10,000 to split between two local food pantries.
“The old mentality is, as construction workers, we’re here today and gone tomorrow. So this is our way of giving back to the community,” said Blattner site manager Brian Cooper.
The funds were given to God’s Bread Box and Lemoore Christian Aid, two local organizations that provide food to locals who need it.
“It caught us off guard, it was a pleasant surprise,” said Lemoore Christian Aid Director Nick Francu.
The nonprofit, located at 224 N. Lemoore Ave., provides food and clothing to those who need it. Once every 45 days, individuals can claim essentials from the establishment. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit helps, on average, about 600 a month, Francu estimated.
Funded primarily through ReNewed, a thrift store on W.D St., any other source of financial assistance is much appreciated, Francu said. The non-profit relies on purchases made at ReNewed and community assistance to stay afloat.
“The reason we’re so successful, in my opinion, is because of the community and the people who donate clothing and food. I’ve had some people come in here and say, ‘I used to have to come in here when I was down on my luck and now I want to give back.’ That, to me, is a great reward,” he said.
He also credits the nonprofit’s diligent and hard-working volunteers.
God’s Bread Box distributes food on the fourth Saturday of each month at First Methodist Church, 500 E. Bush Street, Lemoore. The community outreach program was named the 2018 Organization of the Year by the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce.
“Any help is wonderful,” said chairman Valerie Phelps about the donation.
Phelps said that the organization gives out care packages to those in need, which generally consist of essentials that can create 3-4 meals.
Blattner, a nationwide leading renewable energy company based in Central Minnesota announced that its employees raised nearly $140,000 for food shelves during its annual food drive.
Approximately 70 percent of the funds were raised at the corporate office and donated to seven food shelves in the Central Minnesota region as part of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. The remaining contributions were raised at the project sites located throughout the United States and donated to those local food shelves in 13 states.
“The annual food drive is just one way employees give back and make a positive impact on surrounding communities,” said Christine Huston, Communications Director. “Because of the passion our employees have for giving back and the organizational support, the food drive has been a success and benefited countless communities for many years.”
Over the course of the two-week food drive challenge, employees donated, raised funds and participated in activities to give back and make a difference. This year, Blattner’s food drive challenge had teams vying for the honor of the winning team. Each team hosted a variety of fundraising events including a bake sale, silent auction, pizza sale, donut day, taco-in-a-bag lunch and raffles. The teams took the competition to a new level this year by adding a chili cookoff, Wii bowling tournament, bean bag tournament and even a boot hockey competition on the frozen lake at the corporate office. Many partners and vendors also contributed to the success of the food drive this year, too.
Blattner has hosted the annual February food drive since 1998. In that time, 1.4 million food and household items and more than $379,000 have been donated nationwide.
We pride ourselves on building rock solid relationships with our clients and to continue to do that in the digital age, it was time for our online home to get a facelift. Changing, adapting and innovating is something we’ve gotten pretty good at the past 112 years and our new site reflects that.
We are excited for our new website to serve you better and get you the information you want when you want it.
Here are a few pointers to get you going:
If you haven’t worked with us before, check out Our Work to learn more about our commitment to delivering you a job done right the first time with our expert teams.
If you are curious about how we’ve been around for over a century, Our Company page can tell you more about how our people and our clients contribute to our history of shared success.
The projects page is a great place to check out the scale and types of just some of projects we’ve completed. If you still aren’t sure if your project would be a good fit, contact us –we’d be glad to talk with you more.
Our news section will help you stay up to date on our company’s projects as well as industry news.
If you want to build your career with us, be sure to go to the careers page and submit your resume!
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