Collectively, employees supported local pantries by donating more than 1000 pounds of food. Additionally, Hickman County employees helped with ramp improvements at the Centerville River Park and began a Blessings Box with non-perishable food items at the office on Highway 100.
“It goes without saying that COVID-19 has hit our friends and neighbors hard and that local food banks are being used more than ever before,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “People are counting on these agencies to help during such challenging times, and I’m proud of our employees for showing their hearts for service and helping in such a big way. We are all uplifted when we help one another.”
The Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service is coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Twenty-six separate community service projects were completed as a part of this year’s event with 422 employees from 12 electric co-op employees volunteering more than 800 hours in service to their local communities.
MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 35,000 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. Learn more about MLEC’s vegetation management program and other information at www.mlec.com.