Cooperatives will volunteer time to a statewide community day of service initiative
Indiana’s electric cooperatives will host the annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” Friday, Oct. 14. Twenty-six 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. Nearly 40 unique service projects will be completed. 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.
“A cooperative’s very reason for existing is to serve its community,” said Tom VanParis, Interim 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.”
“Investing in the communities we serve is at the forefront of everything we do. 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 VanParis.
In addition to Community Day, Indiana’s electric cooperatives are involved with philanthropic activities throughout the state of Indiana and globally.
Through “Project Indiana,” Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been electrifying villages in one of the poorest areas of Guatemala. Indiana’s electric cooperatives also annually support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana with a fundraiser affiliated with its annual meeting.