Celebrating your membership

Posted on Sep 30 2022 in Harrison REMC
David Lett

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community, and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month. 

When Harrison REMC celebrates Co-op Month, it is celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members. 

Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but your co-op’s larger mission is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share. 

Just like the wires that run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all our decisions –– because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor. 

Harrison REMC helps our community thrive through initiatives led by our employees and a local board made up of neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them. 

We’re proud to support local youth through our Youth Tour, Camp Kilowatt and scholarship programs. With your help, we offer Lend a Hand to provide assistance to our community’s most vulnerable. Last month, we had a team participating in the Repair Affair event. Employees also help those in need with meals for Thanksgiving and sponsor families during Christmas, so they have a good holiday.  

The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together toward a common goal — mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community in which live and serve. 

Above all, as a co-op, we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we have numerous programs in place to help, including electrical equipment rebates, TOU rate, and energy and solar consultations.

We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. If you haven’t already, I encourage you take a moment to download our app, Harrison REMC. Through the app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. We’re here to help so call us if you have questions about your energy bills.

Harrison REMC is continually examining ways to operate more efficiently while providing the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the members we serve.