Xcel Energy donates to La Crosse, Eau Claire Community Foundations’ COVID relief

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) — Xcel Energy announced Wednesday it will donate $100,000 to local organizations in western and northern Wisconsin, including ones in Eau Claire and La Crosse, to support those that are working with individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19.

The donation is part of Xcel Energy and the Xcel Energy Foundation’s plan to continue to support its communities through ongoing and future philanthropy as nonprofits and other organizations work to address various needs related to the pandemic.

“At Xcel Energy we continue to look for ways to support our customers and communities during this very challenging time,” said Mark Stoering, president of Xcel Energy, Wisconsin and Michigan. “This includes ongoing financial support and through various activities like our annual Day of Service. We are committed to assisting in any way we can to keep our communities safe, healthy and viable places to live and work.”

Xcel Energy is donating funds to six regional and community foundations with dedicated COVID-19 response funds and three tribal nations, including:

  • Eau Claire Community Foundation
  • La Crosse Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Dunn County
  • Community Foundation of Chippewa County
  • St. Croix Valley Foundation
  • Apostle Islands/Chequamegon Bay Fund
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Earlier this year, Xcel Energy donated 67,000 protective face masks to county health departments, hospitals and tribes throughout its service area.