FPU’s student board experiences community service

Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) Student Utility Board (SUB) recently met for their December meeting. The meeting’s focus was on community service and helping others in need who live in our community. FPU’s youth board helped with two of the annual community service projects which FPU sponsors each year.

Youth board members assisted FPU with the Harvest of Hope Food Drive by donating to and delivering food items to the local Good Samaritan Association to help stock its shelves for the upcoming months.

The SUB members also visited with three and four-year-old children at Amana Head Start. While there, the board helped with Christmas crafts and read books to the children. FPU employees purchased gifts - gloves, toboggans, crayons, coloring books and toys – with donated funds to assist the Head Start in providing gifts for the children’s Christmas party.

“Community Service Day is a way of teaching the FPU Student Utility Board that it’s important to give back to those in our community,” says FPU’s CEO and General Manager Britt Dye.

So far this year, the youth board has gone behind the scenes and toured an electric substation and learned how our electric department operates, seen how drinking water is treated and distributed to our customers, toured one of FPU’s natural gas gate stations and learned how natural gas is delivered to our community. They have experienced first-hand how we go beyond daily duties as employees to help our customers in need and give back to the community.”