Community Service Adds to National Meeting

Electric cooperatives’ concern for community is not limited to just their neighborhoods — or the workweek. On Saturday, March 9, before the official start of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, 100 volunteers from co-ops around, including Kohler and Kathleen McInnis of La Plata Electric in Durango, the country joined forces in support of East Orlando’s Covenant House.

For its 11th annual community service project, Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, the marketing brand for local electric cooperatives, partnered with Rebuilding Together Orlando to make repairs at a nonprofit shelter and service center for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth aged 18-24, including teen parents and their children.

Co-op volunteers spent the day painting interior and exterior walls, cleaning out closets, landscaping, and sanding and staining tables at the Covenant House facility, one of two in Florida.