‘Spreading the good’

Posted on Dec 21 2023 in Henry County REMC
Melissa True

The holiday season is finally here. Some call it the most wonderful time of the year. That’s because we associate it with family traditions and gathering with friends and loved ones. It’s a time of giving and spreading joy.

Giving back reminds me of the many good things we have right here in our community and why it’s so important to “spread the good” as far as we can, especially to the most vulnerable in our local area. I’m also reminded of how wonderful our community is and what a big impact we can have when we work together.

As members of Henry County REMC, you help us spread the good throughout the year. Through our Operation Round Up program, your donations help local families and individuals in need by providing grants to various community groups and organizations. Members can opt-in or opt-out of Operation Round Up at any time. It is completely voluntary.

When you “round up” your monthly bill from Henry County REMC and donate to this fund, you’re making a big difference in many lives in our local communities. You are helping to meet immediate and critical needs. Over the years, Operation Round Up and other community-focused programs and giving projects have helped improve community parks; helped purchase fire department equipment; supported local food banks; and assisted with programs for young people, handicapped, mentally challenged, the elderly and so much more.

You’ve likely heard our employees say that the cooperative principle “concern for community” is part of Henry County REMC’s DNA. It defines who we are as an organization. When we first brought electricity to this community in 1936, the quality of life improved. But other things also need to be addressed and through the years, this co-op has been at the forefront of bringing improvements to the quality of life in this community. It’s why we created Operation Round Up.

Since 2013, with your help, we’ve given over $390,000 back to local families and individuals through this program. Across the country, more than 350 electric co-ops also have Operation Round Up programs, and together, we’ve raised millions for local communities. This shows that small donations from electric co-ops like ours, over time, can collectively make a big impact.

As a local cooperative, we have a stake in this community. It’s why we support many local organizations. We hope you will think of Henry County REMC as more than your energy provider, but also as a catalyst for good in our community.

I hope all our members have a joyous holiday season. May it be merry and bright!