CV News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2024

Chariton Valley (CV) and Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) share a great partnership with their “cooperative” program, ‘Co-ops in Action.’ The two cooperatives started the Co-ops in Action program in 2017 intending to work together to improve the lives of the people they serve. The program includes quarterly work projects where both MEC and CV employees come together to help a community group in need of assistance with a project.

Today, Co-ops in Action completed a project for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. MEC and CV worked together for the day to clean headstones in preparation for Memorial Day.

“MEC is very proud to be able to serve our community in this way,” stated Rebecca Miller, Manager of Marketing and Communications at Macon Electric Cooperative. “Ensuring that the cemetery is ready for the holiday weekend is an honor and privilege and we are very happy we get to partner with Chariton Valley to get the job done.”

Here at Chariton Valley, we are advocates for giving back to our community members who have selflessly served. PR & Economic Development Consultant, Daren Dowell, echoes this sentiment: “The act of giving back to our community is truly fulfilling.”

MEC and CV select projects through a request process where community groups apply to have work completed for their organization. A committee reviews the applications quarterly and selects projects to complete based on feasibility and impact on the community. During the volunteer workday, the organization provides the materials needed for the project, and the cooperatives provide the labor. Co-ops in Action is currently seeking requests for 2024 projects. Interested organizations can apply at www.maconelectric.com or www.cvalley.net.

 

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Chariton Valley                                                                                                                                               Macon Electric Cooperative
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