As part of our efforts to engage with the communities where we operate and improve the lives of local community members, renewable energy company Drax helped to sponsor KTVE and KARD’s 5th Annual Homeless Veterans Food Drive in Monroe.
The food drive in June was led by the news station and designed to help local homeless veterans as a way to celebrate Founders Day. It saw volunteers from Drax helping to deliver goods to The Wellspring’s food pantry, a food bank that the homeless have access to all year-round. The Wellspring organization focuses on helping individuals and families that results in improved quality of life and brighter futures.
In addition to the food drive, Drax also sponsors a running segment on KTVE that salutes and honors local veterans.
“Nearly a quarter of the nation’s homeless population are veterans, so it is imperative that we work together to help them and all in need in our communities,” said Annmarie Sartor, U.S. Community Manager for Drax. “This food drive is just one way Drax is working to give back to our local residents in Monroe.”