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COMMUNITY IMPACT

The Solar team believes that we should Do Something Good in every city that invites us to be part of their community – whether that is near our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota or around the country at one of our many project sites. We take this honor seriously, and at the end of the day, we want our companies, our communities, and our people all to be better because we’ve worked together.

Hitting the trails

The Edwards & Sanborn Solar+Storage project team recently donated their time, muscle, and tools to help the Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association (TMTA) groom their mountain biking/hiking/running trails. The TMTA is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization focused on creating and preserving non-motorized trails in the greater Tehachapi, California area.

The Edwards & Sanborn Solar+Storage project team grooms trails in the greater Tehachapi, California area.
The Edwards & Sanborn Solar+Storage project team grooms trails in the greater Tehachapi, California area.

Making the holidays brighter for local children

One of our favorite ways to celebrate the holidays is to support toy and coat drives in the local communities where we live and work. We are constantly impressed by the immense generosity of our team members when presented with an opportunity to help those in need, and this is never more evident than during the holiday season. Some of the organizations that we supported in 2020 include the United Way, Toys for Tots, and the Fort Bend Rainbow Room.

Confidential Florida Solar project team donates to United Way and Toys for Tots.
Confidential Florida Solar project team donates to United Way and Toys for Tots.
Confidential Texas solar project team donates to Fort Bend Rainbow Room.
Confidential Texas solar project team donates to Fort Bend Rainbow Room.

Helping to put food on the table

The need for food and other household item donations has never been greater across the nation. Throughout 2020 we partnered with organizations such as Action Pact, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Youth Planet Savers Garden and Food Pantry, The Young Marines, Sanctuary Covenant Church, Prism, The Shanneh Foundation, and numerous local food banks to help provide these necessary items to families and individuals in need.

The Spotsylvania Solar project team in Virginia donates food and household goods to their local food bank.
The Spotsylvania Solar project team in Virginia donates food and household goods to their local food bank.
The Snipesville Solar project team in Georgia donates food and household goods to Action Pact.
The Snipesville Solar project team in Georgia donates food and household goods to Action Pact.
The Greasewood Solar project team in Texas supports the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish food drive.
The Greasewood Solar project team in Texas supports the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish food drive.

Walking to end Alzheimer's

Many activities looked different in 2020, and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s was no exception. However, our dedicated team members did not let that deter them from supporting such an amazing cause. Each year, the Mortenson Big Strides team supports the Alzheimer’s Association through a corporate sponsorship, individual donations, and participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2020, that meant unique options such as a private, socially distant walks near our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on local trails or in team member’s own neighborhoods. The original, high-energy, in-person event is scheduled to return in September 2021; however, due to COVID-19, the online and neighborhood walk options will continue to be offered.  Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website to learn more, find a walk near you, or to provide a financial donation.

Solar team members meet up for a masked and socially distant 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s near our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Solar team members meet up for a masked and socially distant 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s near our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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