Franklin PUD in partnership with HAPO Community Credit Union are kicking off a community effort to raise funds for Franklin PUD’s Helping Hands program on Monday, December 2nd from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Franklin PUD’s Main Offices at 1411 W Clark St in Pasco, WA.
Franklin PUD’s Helping Hands program provides qualifying customers with emergency assistance to help pay their electric bill. “We are thankful for HAPO’s compassion for our community and partnering with us to raise funds for Helping Hands. We see an increase in families struggling to pay their electric bill during the winter months when temperatures drop and the use of electric heat increases to stay warm” says Holly Dohrman, Franklin PUD’s Assistant General Manager. “We want to do all we can to make sure we have a variety of programs and services available to our customers when they need it, and our Helping Hands program is a great example of that.”
Franklin PUD’s Helping Hands kick-off begins at 12:00 p.m. with a live radio remote on LaLey Radio 100.1FM, giveaways, and tacos.
HAPO Community Credit Union will present a $4,000.00 donation to Helping Hands at 1:00 p.m.
Please join Franklin PUD and HAPO Community Credit Union in this important community effort to raise funds for local families – a warm home is something we don’t want families living without this winter.
The next seminar in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series, “How Does Carbon Capture Work,” presented by Dave Heldebrant, Chief Scientist in the Energy and Environment Directorate at PNNL, will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Mid-Columbia Library (1620 S. Union St., Kennewick).
The world is undergoing a renewable energy revolution, though renewables cannot provide enough power for a fully carbon-free energy economy. The burning of fossil fuels will continue for the next two decades to meet our (still growing) energy demands, releasing gigatons of CO2 into the environment. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (ICPP) has concluded that the removal of 20 gigatons of CO2 per year from the atmosphere by the year 2050 will limit catastrophic warming by the year 2100. Carbon capture is a process that removes CO2 before or after a fuel is burned to make power. This talk provides an overview of carbon capture, with an emphasis on the technical challenges, the energy burdens, equipment costs, and most importantly the scale of carbon capture infrastructure.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series was launched to help the general public better understand and explore how science transforms our world.
HAPO Community Credit Union is excited to announce its partnership with McCurley Integrity Dealerships, Tyson Foods, Sun Pacific Energy to help the Union Gospel Mission help those in need this holiday season. Throughout the month of December, these community partners came together to plan the following events.
December 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 PM - Join us on at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission to kick off the holiday season with our version of Chopped “What’s for Christmas Dinner Edition” competition featuring three local chefs. Everyone is welcome to attend to enjoy refreshments and learn more about the Mission. The winner of the Chopped competition will be announced and the winning dish will be served on Christmas Eve.
December 4th and 5th - HAPO will be holding the following financial education classes at the Union Gospel Mission.
Earn “HAPO bucks” by attending the free financial classes that those in need can use to buy gifts at the “Christmas at the Mission” event on December 24th. The Christmas store and classes are only for residents at this time.
December 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM: “Christmas at the Mission” - This family-friendly event includes free Christmas Eve dinner, shopping for gifts with HAPO Bucks, gift-wrapping, and photos with Santa. For events HAPO is part of, please visit our Community Events Calendar on hapo.org.
HAPO Community Credit Union serves over 170,000 members
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