18 Oct 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.