MACON, MO – Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) and Chariton Valley (CV) have joined together to positively impact the communities they serve with their ‘cooperative’ program called Co-ops in Action. This project is a joint effort between the two cooperatives, where together they dedicate time and employees to tackle work projects for the communities they serve.
The second Co-ops in Action project selected was to assist the Macon County R-IV agriculture program in constructing a new base for their greenhouse and moving the existing greenhouse to behind the agriculture education building. Their goal was to move the greenhouse closer to the agriculture department, so the students could get more use out of it in the spring. This project was completed by ten volunteers from MEC and CV on Thursday, November 2.
MEC and CV select projects through a request process where community groups can apply to have work completed for their organization. They must explain the project that they need completed, as well as how it will benefit the community. A committee reviews the projects and select projects to complete based on feasibility and impact on the community.
The goal is to complete one project every quarter. During the volunteer work day, the organization must provide the material needed for the project and the cooperatives will provide the labor. The only requirement is that the project be completed within the MEC and CV service territories.
“We are excited to be able to give back to our communities through Co-ops in Action,” said Todd Schroeder, MEC General Manager. “We enjoy working with Chariton Valley and promoting the cooperative difference.”
Chariton Valley Macon Electric Cooperative
Donna Bell 660-395-9636 Allie Foster 660-395-4388