Special to 1808Delaware
On Monday, the Martin Luther King holiday, the only federal holiday designated as a day of service, Siemens Energy announced the winning charitable organizations of the company’s recently launched Positive Energy campaign. “On this national day of service, it’s important to recognize the value of serving in the places where we live and work,” said Steve Conner, president of Siemens Energy, Inc.
“These organizations demonstrate service to their respective communities today and every day.”
A Delaware County company connecting people and animals will benefit from such a donation.
Siemens Energy celebrated its recent spinoff from Siemens AG with a campaign to spread positive energy in the U.S. through donations to its employees’ favorite charities totaling $250,000 across 20 states. The nominated charities each created a one-minute video explaining their organization’s mission and how they would use a donation of up to $10,000 to continue serving their respective community. Each video was uploaded to a gallery, where members of the public could vote for their favorites by “liking” the videos.
A total of 122 charities were ultimately selected to receive donations ranging from $500 to $10,000 based on a combination of public “likes” and scores earned from a panel of judges. The complete list of winners can be found in the attached document.
As a newly independent company, Siemens Energy’s mission is to support its customers in transitioning to a more sustainable energy system based on the company’s innovative technologies and ability to turn ideas into reality. In support of this mission, the Positive Energy Campaign was aimed at providing donations to local charities that make a clear impact on their respective communities, especially in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has created an increase in basic human needs across society.
“We know that many of the organizations our employees support are struggling due to the pandemic, and we are excited to be able to help all the charities that participated in our program,” said Conner. “Siemens Energy’s purpose is to energize society, and this campaign focused on helping difference makers throughout the U.S. turn their ideas into reality to build stronger, more sustainable neighborhoods and communities.
One of the companies receiving a $2,500 donation was Veteran Companion Animal Services of Delaware, whose mission is to enrich the lives of veterans, military families, and dogs through the many benefits of the human-animal bond.