Employees from Border States Electric spent a few hours assisting future disaster victims they will likely never meet. Comfort kits are one of the first items the Red Cross distributes to those affected by disaster.
These kits include toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, shampoo, lotions, razors, and other toiletry items victims of disaster may not have. Over 200 kits were assembled and employees also organized the storage space for the Fargo office and assembly of a generator.
"I was looking for a team-building activity that would also have meaning for the participants and make them feel like their time was well spent," said Carolyn Trana, Pricing Specialist Super Supervidor at Border. "Partnering with the Red Cross in this fashion accomplished my goal and exceeded expectations."
The Red Cross relies on volunteers and donations to serve its mission of comforting those affected when the unthinkable happens.
"We are fortunate to have a lot of valuable community partners like Border States," said Red Cross Regional CEO, Judy Green. "It's a critical component of our mission."
The Red Cross assisted almost 2,000 individuals in the Dakotas Region last year displaced due to disaster. Many of them were handed these exact comfort kids assembled.
"It was great getting to know the services the Red Cross provides every day and I really like that we are associated with them," said Justin Solberg, Pricing Specialist at Border States.