Giving back to our community

Posted on Nov 04 2020 in Warren County REMC
Phil High
General Manager

Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Warren County REMC’s concern for our community. This is one of the core principles that sets cooperatives apart from other types of utilities and businesses. We’ve always taken this mission and responsibility to heart. It’s who we are as a co-op. 

Over the past few months, like so many of you, we’ve risen to meet new challenges and strengthen the safety net for our community, particularly for those who are most vulnerable. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made numerous adjustments to programs and operations to maintain business continuity while staying focused on the bigger mission of helping our consumer-members during this turbulent time. 

Now, with the holidays approaching, these recent events have made me pause and think about the role we play in our community. While our purpose is to provide safe and reliable energy to you, the members we serve, we have a greater mission — to be a catalyst for good. 

Warren County REMC takes pride in serving our community. From sponsoring students to Touchstone Energy Camp; sending seniors-to-be on Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.; to supporting the 4-H Electric program, we are proud to be involved in the community.

We also have a strong commitment to safety — not just for our employees, but for our community as well. We visit schools to teach children of all ages how to stay safe around electricity and hold safety demonstrations at community meetings and other gatherings. 

Warren County REMC also invests in the community through involvement with area economic development organizations. When our economy thrives, we all benefit.

You’ll also see our employees serving on local boards, coaching youth sports, volunteering at charitable events and more. Because when you work at a co-op, you understand how important a strong community is — after all, without you, the co-op wouldn’t exist. 

We know that our core job is to keep the lights on; but our passion is our community. Because we live and work here too, and we want to make it a better place for all. 

If there’s anything we can do to help you —whether providing energy-saving advice to help lower your monthly bill or discuss payment plan options during these difficult times — please reach out to us.

Concern for community is the heart and soul of who we are. And no matter what the future brings, you can count on your electric co-op to care about you.