Basin Electric helps ‘Fill the Bus’

BE Involved members Sheila Renner, Dain Sullivan and Mike Zimmerman huddle next to a pile of school supplies that Basin Electric employees donated toward “Fill the Bus,” a program aimed at helping families who can’t afford certain necessities when back-to-school shopping.

BE Involved members Sheila Renner, administrative assistant II , Dain Sullivan, staff writer, and Mike Zimmerman, accounting analyst II, huddle next to a pile of school supplies Basin Electric employees donated to “Fill the Bus,” a program aimed at helping families who can’t afford certain necessities when back-to-school shopping.

When a local radio station asked for help in gathering school supplies for families in need, Basin Electric employees answered the call.

Y93 parked collection buses around town Aug. 13 for its 17th annual “Fill the Bus” event, and cooperative employees made sure five totes of supplies made it to a bus parked outside Red Carpet Car Wash in north Bismarck, ND.

Watch the KFYR TV story

Watch the KXMB CBS 12 story

According to Y93, the average cost for a child to attend school with the proper supplies each year is $150-$600, more than what some families can afford.

Thanks to Basin Electric employees and other kindhearted individuals from around the community, some area children will be set to go as the next school year kicks off.

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