Laramie River, which Basin Electric operates and owns with five other entities, is located in Wheatland, WY.
When the local family asked for the gift via Laramie River’s Angel Tree in December, multiple plant employees stepped in to make the kids’ Christmas miracle come to life.
After $1,085 was raised and the new swing set was ordered, it needed to be assembled. Kim Kimura immediately provided warehouse space for the job.
Kimura, Laramie River warehouse supervisor, saw firsthand the kindness of Basin Electric employees as they worked together to assemble the entire structure afterhours.
“It was great, for them to build something like that and donate it to a foster family in need – especially a family with little kids,” Kimura says. “It was a pretty cool swing set.”
Billie Deschene, Laramie River administrative assistant III, was part of the team that assembled the structure when it arrived. She enjoyed seeing her colleagues work together for such a great cause.
“It makes me tear up just thinking about it,” Deschene says.
After two evenings of hard work, the swing set was ready. On a workday before Christmas, Brad Thompson, Laramie River plant superintendent, let his fellow builders and others deliver the set to the family’s home.
The cooperative way was alive this Christmas, and Deschene is thrilled Laramie River employees could help put smiles on the faces of four young foster children.
“This project shows our commitment to the community,” she says.