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For the holidays, NOVEC HELPS ran a toy and gift drive for children who will spend the holidays at homeless shelters. NOVEC HELPS members also sold coffee and doughnuts during the event, then used the proceeds to purchase even more toys.

“Our donation boxes overflowed with toys, games, art supplies, winter hats and gloves, and other gifts,” notes Nan Musick, NOVEC HELPS president. “Employees’ generosity will make Christmas morning happier for many children — from tots to teens.”

The assortment of toys, dolls, puzzles and games were delivered to several area shelters by HELPS members.

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Thanks to the support from golfers and sponsors, NOVEC HELPS raised more than $33,000 for Northern Virginia charities, youth programs, and other organizations at the 2021 NOVEC HELPS Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Bull Run Golf Club in Haymarket, VA.

"The overnight downpours didn't put a damper on this year's golf tournament!" says Nan Musick, NOVEC HELPS Board of Directors chairperson. "Undeterred golfers and sponsors were rewarded with the sun coming out right about start time. A big thank you to all of our sponsors and to Bull Run Golf Club for making this year's tournament such a success."

Tournament Winners

First Place – Jerry Lee, Bill Hart, Pat Howle

Second Place – Bill Hamlin, Matt Coleman, Tom Rollins, Dustin Dobson

Third Place – Drew Skinner, Tom Weaver, Martin Jackson, Tim Grahl

Team Photos

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Bradley Electro Sales Corp.

Lee Electrical Construction, Inc.

New River Electrical Corp.

The Okonite Company


Burns & McDonnell

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC



NEXTEra Energy

Player Gift

Amazon Web Services


Cintas of Culpepper

Deporter, Dominick & Associates, LLC






Prospect Solar

Utility Sales Associates


HomeServe USA


EDF Energy North America

Lekson Associates


Atlantic Power Sales

Commonwealth Consultants

Electel Cooperative Credit Union

KO Distilling

Munich RE

NOVEC Energy Solutions

NOVEC Solutions


Smart Grid Solutions

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Each year, NOVEC employees have the chance to work in the community to help organizations through Day of Caring. This year NOVEC HELPS partnered with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries and House of Mercy. Both organizations help families in crisis by providing food, financial assistance, and educational classes along with other services.

While HELPS has assisted both of these groups financially this year, participating in a hands-on fashion was an innovative way for employees to see the impact of their work immediately. In August, nearly 40 NOVEC employees split between the two volunteering locations to help with a wide range of tasks. Kristine Hurt, food pantry manager at WFCM, says having volunteers come to fill the gaps is crucial. “Without the volunteers, we wouldn't have people to bag the food for our clients, to stock the food on the shelves,” Hurt said. “If we didn't have volunteers, we wouldn't be operating.”

Volunteers at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries cleaned and rearranged shelves in the food pantry in the morning and then packed 300 bags of food to be delivered to Chantilly High School in the afternoon. Jessica Torres-Cervetto, NOVEC customer care representative and NOVEC HELPS board member, called the opportunity to participate rewarding. “The feeling was awesome! It was a blessing to be able to give back by being part of this wonderful team.”

In addition to assisting with the food pantry at House of Mercy, volunteers were able to fulfill a longtime goal of the staff. “We have been talking about building a composting bin for a couple of months now,” says Sophia Crooks, program manager at House of Mercy. “Since we are so short staffed, we have had to put other more forefront tasks first, so the NOVEC HELPS volunteers made a huge and long-lasting impact to House of Mercy.” NOVEC HELPS says thank you to all employees who participated and helped make this event a success.

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