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HEI Raises Funds for United Way

HEI Raises Funds for United Way
HEI's team in Fargo, ND, held its annual United Way of Cass-Clay campaign during February to raise funds for the nonprofit organization. Throughout the month, employees participated in several activities to raise donations while having some fun along the way. 

A total of $10,509 was raised this year through the campaign and participant donations!

Read on to learn more about the activities.

Campaign Kick-off and Taco Party

To kickoff the 2023 campaign, HEI's Fargo office hosted a kick-off where speakers from United Way talked about their nonprofit organization and the people it helps. The first fundraising event was a taco party where employees enjoyed taco in a bag for lunch with a free-will donation to raise funds for United Way.

On the left: Jerry Bents and Remington Nohr enjoy their taco in a bag. 

Mystery Bag Auctions 

Employees purchased tickets for a chance to win a mystery bag prize. Participants who donated were entered into a drawing to win mystery bags. Our winners received gifts that tied into the Valentine's Day holiday! This event raised $485 towards our campaign goal. 

The winners were: 
•    Hannah Passolt: It’s a classic (movie theater gift card and popcorn)
•    Greg Thompson: Meet me underground on Broadway (Boiler Room gift card and beer mugs) 
•    Jun Yang: Family Game Night (board games)
•    Mark Aanenson: Ladies, treat your self! (mug, tea, face mask, candle) 
•    Tyson Jeannotte: Quit Playing games with my heart (Replay Games gift card and chocolates)
•    Derek Kayser: May the luck of the Irish be with you (Blarney Stone Gift Card and chocolates)
•    Mike Ferrie: Stop & smell the flowers (Prairie Petals and chocolates)
•    Trent Karel: Gentlemen, treat your self!  (Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle gift cards, gloves, and a mini speaker)

Top right: Megan Spence draws the mystery bag winners. Above: several employees won mystery bags. 

Chili Cook-off Contest

Staff voted for their favorite chili out of three options. Congrats to the winner, Steve Hanson! Additionally, Tyson Jeannotte won the raffle drawing for concert tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Special thanks to Bell Bank for donating the concert tickets! 

Top right: Remington Nohr drawing the raffle winner. Bottom left: chili cook-off winner Steve Hanson with his trophy.