PUD Employees Raise a Record $21,502 for United Way

November 21, 2012 – Columbia River PUD employees contributed an average of $439 each to the United Way of Columbia County during this year’s campaign, and in the process raised $21,502 for the organization. It’s the largest employee campaign total in PUD history and the fourth year in a row that PUD employees have donated over $20,000.

“The employees at Columbia River PUD are second to none,” said Kathye Beck, Executive Director of United Way of Columbia County. “We appreciate their dedicated support and generosity.”

PUD employees Brooke Sisco, Sherry Welter, Ashley Wood and Libby Calnon coordinated the two-week campaign, which featured a white elephant silent auction, a putt-putt golf tournament, and a lunch-hour chili cook-off among employees.

The United Way campaign among PUD employees is one of the biggest and best in the county, according to Beck.

“It’s such a relief to know we can always count on the wonderful people at the PUD for support,” said Beck.

United Way of Columbia County hopes to raise $302,013 in this year’s campaign.