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Communities feel the impact of Avista employees’ volunteerism   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Community Service


Across our three-state service territory and into western Montana, Avista employees are active volunteers in the communities where they live and work. In fact, in 2011 they logged more than 52,000 hours of community service in more than 1,000 organizations. Community partnerships are a valued part of Avista’s culture, bringing value to both the people served and to the individual volunteer.

Historically, we’ve been pretty quiet about the positive impact our employees make through their community work. However, we think it’s time that they get the recognition they so richly deserve for the important work they do both during and after work hours. Employee volunteerism is one element of Avista’s Community Impact section of our 2012 performance report titled “Together We Will Build Shared Value.” We encourage you to take a few minutes to read the report and if you feel so inclined, to give us your feedback.

Spokane’s Journal of Business recently ran an article  highlighting four Avista employees and the volunteer work they do, including delivering Meals on Wheels and serving as a volunteer firefighter. It provides a good look at how Avista incorporates volunteerism into our company’s business while providing a cadre of talented and dedicated individuals to the service organizations in the communities we serve. We hope you will join us in saying thank you to our employees for their service.
 
Posted by  System Account  on  8/17/2012
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