Even with the unique challenges caused by COVID-19, we continued to share our energy with the communities we serve through charitable giving, outreach and employee volunteerism.
We are privileged to serve 823 communities across an eight-state footprint. Giving back to those communities is part of our history, our culture, and will hopefully be our legacy. Our teams responded to the unexpected demands of COVID-19, including an unprecedented philanthropic response to help support our customers in need. We are proud to share this summary of our community impact activities in 2020, an extraordinary year.
Our charitable giving in 2020 totaled $5.6 million and was directed at the important work of local nonprofits, chambers and economic development organizations who supported our neighbors as they were impacted by COVID. Shortly after businesses were closed and many families started to quarantine at home, we coordinated a $375,000 response to address urgent basic needs through more than 110 organizations in our communities.
We are ready to build an energy future that will help our communities grow and thrive while we work to be the best in everything we do.