To support customers and their communities Alliant Energy, its Foundation and employees achieved a collective impact of $8.7 million and volunteered 64,000 hours in 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented derecho storm, Alliant and its Foundation found ways to quickly help meet the ongoing needs of customers and those communities.
In mid December they partnered with area Hy-Vee grocery stores including the Ottumwa location to provide 1,000 food boxes for families. In late December Alliant and Iowa State University’s Digital Manufacturing Lab partnered with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state including Fairfield, Pekin and Sigourney.
Alliant Energy received input from the Iowa Department of Education to determine which schools could benefit from the shields.