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Black Hills Energy shows thanks by upgrading nonprofit technology in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Nov. 26, 2019 — Black Hills Energy employees this week are thankful to be donating nearly 200 iPads and iPhones to improve nonprofits across Kansas.

“These donations demonstrate our mission of ‘Improving Life With Energy,’ by taking time to give back to the communities we serve,” said Mario Gradillas, Black Hills Energy regional manager for Lawrence. “Whether we’re volunteering our time or investing in nonprofits who are making lives better in our communities, giving back is part of who we are.”

The gently used iPads and iPhones are being donated to four nonprofits across the state:

  • Dodge City/Ford County Economic Development Corporation – 40 iPads will be delivered at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 101 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd in Dodge City to jumpstart their remote education classroom and to strengthen the region’s access to education.
  • CASA of Douglas County – 40 iPads will be delivered at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 1009 New Hampshire St in Lawrence to help educate and connect young people going through the foster care system.
  • United Way of the Plains – 40 iPads will be delivered at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 432 N. Washington in Wichita to support the organization’s GIV program - a warehouse of free office tools for local nonprofits.
  • The Willow Domestic Violence Center – 50 iPhones will be delivered on 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 1920 Moodie Rd in Lawrence to serve as a lifeline to emergency resources for at-risk populations.

Black Hills Energy provides energy to nearly 115,000 natural gas customers in Kansas. In 2018, the company contributed almost $160,000 to community organizations, and Black Hills Energy employees volunteered at more than 30 organizations across the state.

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