When called upon, they act. DTE employees have answered the call from local communities, businesses and families countless times before. So, when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan reached out for volunteer assistance due to flood waters threatening residential areas in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood alongside the Detroit River, employees sprang into action.

50 DTE volunteers contributed close to 300 hours of support by placing thousands of sandbags along key sections of the seawall to raise its height and block potentially detrimental waves of flood water from affecting neighborhood homes and livelihood.

“We’re so thankful for the number of employees we have that will drop what they’re doing or change weekend plans to help those in need,” said Tomara Nolen, manager, community outreach at DTE. “Our Care Force team and network of ambassadors do a wonderful job of getting the word out and our employees take care of the rest.”

Watch the video below to see DTE’s efforts firsthand, and visit DTEImpact.com to learn more about how DTE employees are positively influencing local communities.