Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 14, 2021-
Hypower’s Holiday Picnic has historically been our largest corporate event, with over 800 in attendance each year celebrating Hypower employees, their families, and our commitment to our local community. Last year’s celebration though, due to the Coronavirus, had to be canceled.
This did not, however, dampen the spirit of the Hypower family. “When we realized our annual picnic would not be possible, we searched for other means of celebrating our employees and our community,” said Barry Olson, VP of Purchasing at Hypower. “Construction employees are considered essential workers and most of our employees have been able to remain productive and provide for their families during these difficult times. Others within our community have not been so fortunate. Because of this, all of us at Hypower decided to show our collective appreciation for those within our local community who are in need. Our solution was to increase our support for two local community resources who have made it their mission to make a direct positive impact upon our community members in need.”
“We should be very very proud that we were able to do this when these charities were suffering from other people not donating,” said Bernard Paul-Hus, president of Hypower. “We owe a debt of gratitude to those vendors for stepping up as well. And thank you very much for making this happen.”
With the help of vendor partners, Hypower raised nearly $25,000.00 in donations. Hypower matched those donations and the funds were directed to two critical local community resources: Handy and 4Kids. This represents a total of $50,000.00 to be invested into the families of the local community of which Hypower is a part of.
None of this could have been accomplished without the generosity of our vendor partners and we are truly grateful to be able to take an active role in giving back to a community that has supported Hypower as we have grown over the past 30 years.
Special thanks to all Hypower vendor partners, who participated:
Power & Lighting Systems
ESI Electrical Supplies Inc.
CED Electrical Wholesalers Miami
Ranked by ENR magazine as a top commercial electrical and utility contractor in the Southeast, Hypower works with some of the leading general contractors, utilities, developers, and institutions in the United States. The company operates through several divisions that specialize in electrical building construction, outside plant power and communications projects, prime electrical infrastructure, airfield lighting, and ground-mount solar nationwide. Hypower also specializes in 24/7 commercial and industrial electrical service and repair in South Florida. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hypower is a family-owned company that currently employs more than 400 people and has successfully completed over 1,000 projects valued at over $1 billion. Hypower consistently ranks at the top of its class nationally for its exemplary safety and innovation record within the construction market.
HANDY is a local organization assisting disadvantaged children. Since 1985, HANDY has transformed the lives of over 50,000 children and family members in Broward County. Each year, HANDY serves over 1,200 individuals per year. This includes youth ages nine-25, family members and caregivers in Broward County (www.handyinc.org)
4Kids is a national organization that has an active location in Broward County. 4KIDS is propelled by the vision of a home for every child. Whether that is a child removed from their home for the first time, siblings who need to stay together, a young mom in a unplanned pregnancy who needs a refuge, or a young adult who needs a place to belong, 4KIDS is there with hope and homes (https://www.4kids.us)
5913 NW 31st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309