May Your Holiday Season Be Merry and Bright
November 26th, 2019 by Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communications Manager
The holidays are a time of year that many of us eagerly anticipate. The season is marked by special foods, seasonal decorations, and lots of festivities. We cherish carrying on old family traditions and enjoy creating new ones. For me personally, I look forward to more time spent with family and friends.
However, given the hustle and bustle of the season, the holidays can also offer an opportunity to slow down and reflect. For all of us at Macon Electric Cooperative, we are grateful for you, the members.
You see, one of our founding principles as a co-op is “Concern for Community.” While our main focus is providing safe, reliable and affordable energy, we want to give back. We want to help our community thrive.
In looking back at this past year, I am grateful that we were able to make a positive impact in the community. Through programs such as Operation RoundUp, where thanks to your contributions, we were able to allocate over $6,000 to non-profit organizations in our local communities. As a result of your generosity, we were able to help these organizations further enehance their individual missions.
We were also grateful for the opportunity to partner with local schools to raise awareness of the importance of electrical safety. This year, we visited with over 600 students from 13 schools.
In fact, we continue to work closely with our local high schools to award college scholarships. In 2019, we awarded $4,000 to local scholars.
There are other ways we can help the community, whether we’re providing information about our economic development programs, or helping you find ways to save energy at home, we want you to know we’re here to help.
Looking ahead to 2020, we hope you will share your opinions with us. We recognize that our members have a valuable perspective, and that’s why we continually seek your input. Whether through community events, our social media channels, or the annual meeting, we want to hear from you. We are led by you – the members of the co-op – and we depend on your feedback.
As we prepare for next year, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you and the greater community. On behalf of the Macon Electric Cooperative family, we hope your holidays are indeed merry and bright!