CV and MEC’s ‘Co-ops in Action’ is at it Again at Loch Haven Nursing Home
Chariton Valley (CV) and Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) continue to make a difference in the communities they serve with the Co-ops in Action program. Project number four involved staining the covered back deck for the residents in Loch Haven’s Alzheimer’s neighborhood.
Kelsey Hinshaw, Loch Haven Administrator, explains the importance of the back deck. “During the spring and summer season, our residents, as well as our visitors really enjoy sitting outside under this covered porch to watch the birds and enjoy mother nature. Having our porch washed and stained will provide a more pleasant atmosphere for all to enjoy.”
Co-ops In Action is a joint effort between the two cooperatives, where together they dedicate time and employees to tackle work projects for the communities they serve.
“This project was particularly rewarding as employees from both companies worked diligently side-by-side while the residents’ watched from the window, waving occasionally, anticipating its completion,” stated Donna Bell, CV’s Manager of Public Relations and Economic Development. “We are happy to give back to the communities we serve,” she concluded.
Projects are selected through a request process. Applications may be found at www.cvalley.net, by clicking on CV News; or at www.maconelectric.com, by clicking on Programs. Groups or organizations who have a project may apply to have work completed. The organization must provide the material needed for the project, while MEC and CV provides the labor.
Projects completed previously include painting the LaPlata Library front, moving the New Cambria School greenhouse and building a new Callao Fiesta Park ball field backstop.