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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2023Co-ops in Action Jacksonville Cemetery

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 with the intention of working 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.

Recently, 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.”Co-ops in Action Jacksonville Cemetery

“It is a great feeling to give back to the ones who served,” stated Daren Dowell, PR & Economic Development Consultant at Chariton Valley. “Co-ops in Action is a program that allows us to give back and work with our neighboring cooperative.”

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 2023 projects. Interested organizations can apply at or



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