Local Co-op Sending Aid to Louisiana
Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) employees are sending aid to Louisiana electric cooperative families who are in need. A few days after hurricane Laura struck Louisiana, the nationwide association for electric cooperatives (NRECA) informed cooperatives across the country that there were numerous employees of Louisiana electric cooperatives whose families had been displaced from their homes due to extreme damage. “The call for help from fellow cooperatives always makes you stop and think about what small part we can play in this situation” said JPEC President & CEO, Greg Grissom, “many times it feels like small efforts will not make a difference, but if everyone does something small, our collective efforts can have a big impact.”
Over the last few weeks, employees from JPEC have voluntarily made personal monetary donations to be sent to the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC) Hurricane Relief Fund. Money donated will assist affected employees.
JPEC is part of a nationwide network of electric cooperatives that assist each other in times of natural disasters. Many times, that assistance comes from sending crews to physically assist with repairing damages, other times it comes in the form of donations from employees. JPEC has provided aid numerous times to other cooperatives across the southeast following hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms.
Jackson Purchase Energy is a non-profit, member-owned rural electric cooperative with its headquarters in Paducah, KY. The Cooperative provides electric service to more than 30,000 consumer-members in all or portions of six counties: Ballard, Carlisle, McCracken, Graves, Marshall and Livingston counties.
Please stay safe!