With Valentine’s Day approaching, we can’t think of a better time to express how much we love this community and serving you, the members of the co-op.
We know when we helped to bring electricity to rural Indiana many years ago, the quality of life improved for all. Through the years, other issues needed to be tackled, and we have been at the forefront of helping to address some of those issues. We want to help meet the long-term needs of our community to ensure it continues to thrive – because just like you, we live here too.
While our top priority is to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to you, equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of the consumer-members (that’s you!) that we serve. This focus to benefit the larger community is central to the way we operate as a cooperative. Bartholomew County REMC knows that electricity is a critical need for modern-day life, but it takes more than poles and power lines to make a community.
Over time, our co-op has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community, thereby improving the quality of life for everyone. And that can mean many different things. It can mean programs for area youth, such as education scholarships or the Indiana Youth Tour, where we take our community’s brightest young people to Washington, D.C. for a week-long immersion to experience democracy in action. We also sponsor the Touchstone Energy camp experience for incoming 7th graders.
It means organizing food and clothing drives and contributing more than $841,000 to the community through Operation Round Up, a program that helps local organizations. It means partnering with organizations like the United Way for worthy programs offered in the community.
Over the last decade, our community-focused programs and other giving projects have improved area community parks, schools, fairs, and families and so much more – and we couldn’t do any of this without you, our members.
As a local business, we are proud to power your life and bring good things to our community. The energy landscape is undergoing dramatic change fueled by evolving technology and consumer desires for more options. While the industry in which we operate is constantly changing, one thing remains the same. Bartholomew County REMC will be here to do good things for our community and our members.