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Xcel Energy makes major donation to United Way

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Eau Claire (News Release) – The Literacy Volunteers of the Chippewa Valley is one of 41 United Way partner agencies that will get a financial boost, thanks to an Xcel Energy donation to United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

On Feb. 26, representatives from Xcel Energy visited the Literacy Volunteers facility in Eau Claire – an area nonprofit organization where several Xcel Energy employees volunteer their time and talents – to present a donation of $155,480 to Jan Porath, executive director, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

"These dollars fund programs and initiatives that support the education, income and health of Chippewa and Eau Claire counties to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community," Porath said. "Xcel Energy has a long history of demonstrating a strong commitment to the communities it serves, and is recognized consistently as the top business contributor to our United Way community campaign."

Every dollar contributed by employees and retirees is matched by Xcel Energy. In 2013, Xcel Energy, which serves eight mid-western states, raised more than $5.52 million for United Way agencies across the country.

"Our annual United Way campaign is an opportunity to come together as a company and make a difference across the many communities we serve," said Mark Stoering, president and CEO, NSP-Wisconsin – an Xcel Energy Company. "We believe we have a responsibility to have a positive impact in all we do, and I'm extremely proud of our community impact - from charitable contributions to employee volunteering to educational initiatives."

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