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Birkel Electric Helps Raise $715,000 for St. Patrick Center

Company serves as corporate sponsor for St. Patrick’s 25th Annual Irish Open

July 28, 2009: ST. LOUIS, MO. – Birkel Electric, a corporate sponsor for the 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Irish Open, helped the organization raise $715,000 for programs to serve the homeless and poor throughout the St. Louis region.

The charitable event, held May 30 and June 1, included a dinner auction at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis and a golf tournament at Norwood Hills Country Club in North St. Louis County.

“As a locally based company, we believe in helping those in need right here in our community and making St. Louis a better place to live and work,” Mike Birkel, Vice President of Birkel Electric, said. “The money raised at this event will go to providing services for the homeless in Missouri.”

Since its inception 25 years ago, the charity event has seen tremendous growth. The proceeds of this year’s event will go to building permanent and positive change for the homeless of St. Louis.

Birkel Electric, based in Chesterfield, Mo., provides commercial and electrical contracting services throughout St. Louis. Birkel works closely with the lead sponsor of St. Patrick’s Irish Open, Major Brands, Missouri’s largest wine and spirits distributor.

St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals achieve permanent, positive changes in their lives through affordable housing, sound mental health, employment and financial stability. More information is available at www.stpatrickcenter.org

About Birkel Electric

Birkel Electric specializes in providing commercial and industrial electrical contracting services throughout St. Louis.  Founded in 1967, Birkel Electric offers a number of contracting services including value-based engineering, design/build projects, backup generators, and power solutions for critical facilities and telecommunications systems for data and communication companies. Birkel Electric is located at 652 Trade Center Blvd., in Chesterfield, Mo. Birkel Electric has an additional office at the Fort Leonard Wood military base. Birkel Electric is a proud member of the Association of General Contractors St. Louis. More information may be accessed by visiting www.birkelelectric.com

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