Heartland REMC gives back

Posted on Nov 05 2020 in Heartland REMC
Heart in hands

Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Heartland 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 particularly for our community’s, 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. 

With the holidays fast 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. 

On top of our normal community commitments like Operation Round Up, Youth Tour, Scholarship Program, and electric safety demos, this year the Heartland REMC board and employees have gone a step further.

The Heartland REMC board and employees came together and chose to donate their entire holiday party budget to local charities. In each of our main counties, a charity was selected to receive a $1,500 donation to support its mission.

The charities chosen to receive the funds were: Wabash County Christmas Spirit in Wabash County, Love Inc. in Huntington County, Buckets for Santa in Wells County, and the Allen County Christmas Bureau in Allen County. Each of these charities focuses on providing Christmas gifts for low income children in their county during the holiday season.

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