Community Commitment
September 14, 2023

Volunteers show commitment to community at Xcel Energy’s Day of Service

13th annual event positively impacted over 100 nonprofits across eight states

Serving the communities where we live, work and play is part of Xcel Energy’s core values. On Sept. 8 and 9, more than 2,500 employees and community members put good energy into action at the company’s 13th annual Day of Service. 

For the third year in the event’s history, projects took place in all eight states the company serves: Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas and New Mexico.  

Volunteers worked together to make a positive impact for our communities and neighbors by participating in 125 nonprofit projects, including with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Girls Inc., and United Way.  

From landscaping and painting to assembling care packages and making blankets, volunteers contributed enough hours to equate to approximately a $230,000 economic impact, according to Independent Sector’s 2023 value of volunteer time. Volunteers packed more than 175,000 meals, assembled school supplies for 6,000 students and cleaned up acres of land, trails and park systems. 

“Having Xcel Energy volunteers doing a job for us is priceless. If we did not use their volunteers, we would have to pay for this service," said Angie Goettl, assistant director of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

"Xcel Energy’s generosity and willingness to give back have created a ripple effect of positivity and hope, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. Their contributions will be remembered and celebrated for years to come,” said Renee Newhouse, director of volunteer services, Jewish Family Service in Denver, Colorado. 
Day of Service, which was created to pay tribute to the victims, survivors and first responders of 9/11, continues to expand its impact across the company and offers Xcel Energy employees a special opportunity to connect with their colleagues, community members and customers.  
“Xcel Energy gives back to the community in so many ways, and I want to be part of that effort. I take great pride in being able to give back to my community with the support of my company,” said Mary Emanuelson, a Nuclear Regulatory Analyst. 

Learn more about how Xcel Energy’s employees give back to their communities.