This past summer, RER attended the American Power Providers Association National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, where we participated in their annualDay of Giving.

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Each year, the National Conference kicks off the week with the Public Power Day of Giving, where conference participants can donate a day to volunteer with local service organizations. In addition to engaging in a day of meaningful volunteer activities, participants get to spend the day meeting other members of the national public power community.  The group in which RER participated helped to build a patio and pergola for the non-profit group Tumbleweed.  Tumbleweed offers resource centers and emergency housing to thousands of homeless, runaway, forgotten, and at-risk youth in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.

The small assistance we tried to provide and camaraderie we built (especially in the 105-degree heat) will hopefully have a lasting impact long after the conference is over.