Giving back to the local community is an important value at Griff's Electric, Inc. Recently Kerissa joined other volunteers from southern California to install a project with the non-profit GRID Alternatives. Founded in 2001, GRID Alternatives trains volunteers to install solar PV technology on low-income housing. Its mission is to create jobs in the alternative energy industry while helping to reduce carbon pollution and provide free energy to the populations with the greatest need. "National Women in Solar" is GRID's latest initiative with SunEdison to increase the number of women that work in the solar and energy industry. This was Kerissa's first installation project.