MISO’s 2018 Month of Service: coming together to create a lasting impact

MISO is committed to corporate citizenship and serving our local communities through volunteerism. Paid community service hours is one of the many benefits offered to employees and for the second year, groups from each office embarked on a mission to come together to serve throughout the month of September.

How many hours did MISO employees serve this past September?  1,161.75 hours, to be exact.

Employees in Little Rock participated in “Sleep out in the Rock,” an event that raises awareness for homelessness by asking volunteers to sleep outside in nothing but a sleeping bag. Rain or shine volunteers braved the elements to experience the challenges the homeless face.

In Eagan, employees tackled a Habitat for Humanity build.  Not only was it refreshing to get out from behind a desk and use our hands, but we helped a very deserving family realize their dream of owning a home.

A couple of very popular service events in Carmel involved wagging tails. Employees volunteered with two local animal organizations, the Human Society of Hamilton County and FACE Animal Clinic. Those volunteer spots filled up rather quickly.

We are very pleased with the results of this company-wide initiative and have several people to thank for this successful event. First, a thank you to MISO for providing paid service hours. I’m proud to work for an organization that values serving our communities.

Thank you to the hundreds of employees who volunteered. In our fast-paced lives, you took the time to pause and reflect on how you can help those in need.

Thank you to all of the organizations who worked with us as we scheduled times and volunteer projects and worked around weather delays and changes. You are doing amazing work in our communities and we look forward to volunteering with you again next year.

Lastly, thank you to MISO’s community service resource group and our executive sponsor, Jennifer Curran, for planning and organizing these events as well as the various service events that take place throughout the year. You inspire us all to serve.

Below are the organizations we worked with throughout the Month of Service.  We hope to add to this list in 2019.

 

Carti – Little Rock, AR

Coburn Place – Indianapolis, IN

FACE Animal Clinic – Indianapolis, IN

Feed My Starving Children – Eagan, MN

Gleaners Food Bank – Indianapolis, IN

Habitat for Humanity – Carmel, IN

Habitat for Humanity – Minneapolis/St. Paul

Hamilton County Humane Society – Noblesville, IN

Indy Women’s Half Marathon – Indianapolis, IN

Knitting for a Cause – Little Rock, AR

Make-A-Wish – Little Rock, AR

Second Harvest Food Bank – Metairie, LA

Sleep out in the Rock – Little Rock, AR

The Power to Care – Little Rock, AR

Watershed Human & Community Development Agency – Little Rock, AR

YMCA – Fishers, IN

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