ANCHOR POINT -- The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce awarded its "Golden Deed Award" to Homer Electric Association at the chamber's annual banquet Saturday.
The "Golden Deed Award" is given to an organization that performs beyond the call of duty in a specific incident for the benefit of the Anchor Point community.
"The all-out effort by Homer Electric to restore power to Anchor Point residents in the aftermath of the Dec. 22 storm is truly appreciated," chamber President Tom Clark said in a prepared statement. "In recognition of that effort and for the ongoing work that Homer Electric does in the Anchor Point area, it is my honor to award this year's Golden Deed award to Homer Electric Association."
In announcing the award at the chamber banquet, Clark said that Homer Electric's response to the wind and snowstorm was exceptional. The storm knocked over thousands of trees, with many of those trees taking out power lines and leaving people without electricity.
Clark said Homer Electric crews responded immediately and, despite the hazardous conditions caused by snow, freezing rain and ice, worked around the clock to make repairs to the system.
"There was a commitment on behalf of the line crew that went well beyond the call of duty," Clark said. "There was never a thought abut taking a break to be with their family for Christmas Day or just waiting until the weather broke before getting out into the field. They knew it was their community that was without power and they were determined to do whatever it took to remedy that situation.
"The same commitment was displayed by the management and staff at Homer Electric, who put the holiday on hold and worked through the week until power was restored."
Homer Electric released a statement announcing that it was honored to be recognized by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce and appreciates the support extended by the Anchor Point community.
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