Duck River EMC employees celebrate Cooperative Day of Service

Duck River EMC employees celebrate Cooperative Day of Service

As part of Tennessee Electric Cooperative Day of Service on Oct. 17, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) employees assisted several area non-profit organizations to support the cooperative’s mission of commitment to community.

“We love the places and people we serve,” says Carol Garrette, DREMC member services manager and coordinator for the day of service projects for DREMC. “Duck River Electric is a big part of the communities we serve, and we are excited to have an opportunity to help our friends and neighbors.”

This month, DREMC employees worked alongside representatives from TVA and Tullahoma Utility Authority to assist First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma with the Second Harvest Food Bank distribution event. DREMC employees also donated over $1,800 to local cancer foundations through the sale of a custom-designed, “Climbing for a Cure” t-shirt. The funds were distributed proportionately to six cancer foundations.

“We have a mission to improve life in the communities we serve, and that mission goes far beyond simply keeping the lights on,” says Scott Spence, DREMC president and CEO. “We appreciate the work that these and other organizations do in the communities we were, and we are proud to be able to assist this year.”

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Day of Service is coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Twenty-eight separate community service projects were completed as a part of this year’s event. More than 450 electric co-op employees devoted more than 1,000 volunteer hours across the state.

In the three-year history of the Day of Service event, 1,200 electric co-op employees have volunteered 2,300 hours to complete 74 community projects.

DREMC Columbia district employees pictured are Terri Lynn Bizwell, Gloria Conway, Michael Trew, Maury Regional Health Care Foundation’s Cambre Godwin, Melanie Gibson, Amy Gardner and Kimberly Olive.
DREMC’s Wade Crick, senior lineman at the Lynchburg district office, presents the donation to Judy Womble and Nancy Hatfield of the Moore Cancer Foundation.
Pictured for the check presentation are DREMC Decherd District Manager Patrick Hannah, DREMC Board Member Laura Willis, Caroline Sweetin and Edith Amason representing Rotaract Club of Sewanee and Relay For Life, DREMC Member Service Representative Emily Posey and DREMC Area Manager Steven Hopkins.
Pictured for the check presentation are DREMC’s Lewisburg District Manager Troy Crowell and Christa Crawford of Marshall Cancer Foundation.
Pictured for the check presentation are DREMC's Sarah Shannon, Sheena Rob, Rosie Garcia, Paula Brandon, Ashley Melton of Unity Medical Center, Janet Layne, Brandi O’Kelley, Melissa Martin and Randy Ridner.
Pictured for the check presentation are (front) Connie Potts, Gina Warren, Shelby Pihs, Connie Allen of Bedford Cancer Foundation, Wade Crick, Shelby Sudduth of Bedford Cancer Foundation, Brenda Horn, Valerie Prince, Shay Blessing, Katie Shearin, Vickie Smith; (second row) Heath Nave, Patrick Harden, Doug Simpson, Brad Vincent, Jeremy Parker, Tripp Womble, Jeff Graves, Pat Garrett; (back row) Chad Anderson, Casey Manderson, Christian Edmonson, Natasha Allan, CorrieAnn Hickerson, Mollie Talley, Holly Key, Carol Garrette and Ed Holt.
Pictured are DREMC and TVA employees who teamed together to assist with the area Second Harvest Food Bank at First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma. From left are DREMC employees Shelby Pihs, Carol Garrette, Connie Potts, Tommy Campbell, Amy Holcomb, Megan Keen (TVA), Drew Lane, Bobbi Pope (TVA), Chris Templeton (TVA), Bethany Kitch (TVA), David Young, Pat Garrett and Lilia McConkey.
DREMC Senior Lineman Wade Crick holds a check representing DREMC employee donations totaling $1,818.15, which was donated to six local cancer foundations and services in the cooperative’s service area.