October 27, 2021 - Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative employees in each of its five counties took part in the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service on October 21.
Collectively, employees supported local food pantries and other community outreach by donating more than 1400 pounds of food. Additionally, Humphreys County employees donated 500 books to help rebuild school libraries for Waverly Elementary and Junior High lost in August flooding.
“Our employees appreciate any opportunity to give back and engage with our communities,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “Typically, we put in hours for cleaning and other projects to participate in the annual Tennessee Co-op Day of Service, but with food pantries hit so hard by flooding and the pandemic, we felt supporting them was the best way to serve this year.”
The Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service is coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. In the five-year history of the Day of Service event, 1,900 employees have volunteered more than 4,900 hours to complete 116 individual projects in co-op communities across the state.
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