Cooperatives will volunteer their time to a statewide community day of service
Indiana’s electric cooperatives will host the annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” Friday, Oct. 11. Twenty-seven of Indiana’s electric cooperatives will complete a project that meets a specific need within their service area.
Working side-by-side, Indiana’s electric cooperatives will demonstrate one of the core cooperative principles: concern for community. More than 40 unique service projects will be completed in a single day. This initiative provides the electric cooperatives the opportunity to use their time, skills and expertise to make a positive impact throughout the state of Indiana.
“Investing in the communities we serve is at the forefront of everything we do,” said John Gasstrom, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day provides us with the opportunity to work in tandem toward a single goal of making an impact on our state.”
“A cooperative’s very reason for existing is to serve its community. Indiana’s electric cooperatives take their responsibility as trusted members of the community seriously and are committed to being a benefit to those we serve.” said Gasstrom.
In addition to Community Day, Indiana’s electric cooperatives are involved with philanthropic activities throughout the state of Indiana and globally. In March 2019, 14 electric cooperative linemen returned for the fourth time to one of the poorest areas of Guatemala to electrify a village. The “Project Indiana” crew electrified 90 homes, a school, two churches and a water pump house for the first time ever – all without the assistance of modern equipment.