The Co-op Way | Donations for western Kentucky from Ohio cooperatives

Employees from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives in Columbus, OH delivered more than $9,000 worth of items from donors across Ohio and Kentucky this week.

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC), which comprises 24 rural electric cooperatives across Ohio, accepted donations from cooperative members, donors in central Ohio and Common Thread, a faith-based organization that provides hand-crafted quality of life items to children and families in need. Items included hats, scarves, quilts, wool blankets and tiny crochet angels for West Kentucky RECC to distribute to those affected by the December tornado.

In addition to the items delivered, several rural electric cooperatives sent cash donations in excess of $10,000 to the Kentucky Rural Disaster Relief Fund.  The fund, organized by Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, the statewide trade association, assists cooperative members who face challenges after disasters and for the aid of communities served by co-ops.

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