SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) and United Way of Southern Nevada have received $1.3 million from NV Energy’s corporate sponsorship and employee donations to help further the non-profits’ community-based programs.
“We applaud NV Energy and its employees in their efforts to improve our community through their donation this year,” said Karen Barsell, chief executive officer and president of UWNNS. “As our largest employee and corporate supporter, we are able to utilize the partnership to better serve and support communities through beneficial programs to aid specific needs.”
The money raised during United Way’s campaign provides the organization with the means to find lasting solutions to social problems in the areas of early education, financial stability and access to healthcare and support for today’s safety net funding of immediate needs.
“NV Energy employees are some of the most generous people I have ever been associated with, and this year, at a time when Nevada needs us the most, I’m proud that our employees embraced the mission of United Way to benefit the communities throughout Nevada,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Yackira.
About NV Energy
Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company with principal subsidiaries Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company doing business as NV Energy. Serving a combined 44,424-square-mile service territory, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually.
About United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra brings the community together to identify our most pressing needs, produce measurable results, and, thereby, improve lives. United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is achieving meaningful impact here in our community by using expertise and knowledge through innovative funding of programs and initiatives that have a positive influence on the people of northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe communities. For more information, call 775-322-8668 or visit www.uwnns.org.
About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way collaborates with volunteers, stakeholders and community leaders to uncover key strategies designed to develop community-based solutions to our community’s most pressing health and human service issues. Beyond quick fixes, these strategies are delivering lasting solutions, aligned with benchmarks and achievement standards, to change community conditions. For more information about southern Nevada’s most pressing needs and how United Way’s Community-based Agenda is improving lives, visit uwsn.org/connected and join United Way’s social network.