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Black Hills employees volunteer to help Puebloans lower their energy bills

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 19:00:23-04

PUEBLO – Dozens of Black Hills Energy employees and their families took to the streets of Pueblo to help people lower their energy bills this winter. The company calls it a Weatherization Block Party.

Together with Lowes, they distributed goodie bags full of energy saving items like LED light bulbs and window covering kits to around 300 households in Pueblo’s Eastwood Heights neighborhood. When allowed, the employees also installed smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Volunteers distribute energy saving goodie bags to homes in Pueblo’s Eastwood Heights neighborhood.

Vance Crocker, the Vice President of electric production in Colorado said the idea behind this block party is to help people save money this winter.

“Us being a partner, as a leader in the community, we need to do whatever we can to help our customers,” Crocker said. “We can help our customers, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

The neighbors were also invited to attend the Educational Resource Fair at Baca Elementary School. In addition to free food and music, the employees also gave demonstrations of simple low-cost and no-cost ways to reduce energy use over the winter.

Pueblo County, the Colorado Energy Office and NeighborWorks of Pueblo also contributed to the event.