Black Hills Energy Donates 200 iPhones and iPads to Non-Profits on Improving Life Day

Lincoln, Neb. — Sept. 6, 2019 —Black Hills Energy crews this week travelled to 15 communities across the state of Nebraska on “Improving Life Day” to donate 200 iPhones and iPads to non-profits whose mission includes helping others embraced its mission of improving life with energy and taking time to give back to the communities they serve.

“This event demonstrates our mission of ‘Improving Life With Energy’ by taking time to give back to the communities we serve,” said Jeff Sylvester, vice president of Black Hills Energy’s Nebraska natural gas operations. “We thought this would be a nice way for our crews to reach out and engage with the communities we serve and our employees and their families live, work and play.”

Communities where non-profits received donations:

Western Nebraska: Alliance, Chadron, Gordon, Hay Springs, Rushville and Scottsbluff

Southwest Nebraska: Imperial and Ogallala

Central Nebraska: Ansley, Lexington and Ord

Southeast Nebraska: Lincoln at 6 locations

Northeast Nebraska: Albion, Columbus and Norfolk.

Black Hills Energy provides energy to nearly 300,000 customers in Nebraska.

Top Photo – Ord Fire Dept., Left to Right: Taylor Miller, Larry Copp Fire Chief, Trent Proskocil President, Chuck Green and Wade Bundy

Bottom Photo – MNIS in Ord, Left to Right: Taylor Miller, Chuck Green, Nicki Green MNIS Bookkeeper, Barb Yrkoski MNIS Area Director, Wade Bundy


Black Hills Energy is a natural gas and electric utility serving 1.27 million customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Black Hills Energy is part of Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), a customer-focused, growth-oriented utility company based in Rapid City, South Dakota, with a tradition of improving life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. More information is available at and

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