Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative employees serve community

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative employees were out in full-force today, helping area food banks clean and make repairs to their buildings as part of the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service.

“We love the communities we serve,” says Shelby Potterfield, vice-president- marketing and communications, and coordinator for the day of service project for SVEC. “Our employees call the Sequatchie Valley and surrounding mountains home, too, and they were excited to get their hands dirty helping our friends and neighbors.”

Employees from the South Pittsburg office spent the day at the Marion County Community Ministries Food Bank, cleaning and painting the inside of the building and clearing the cemetery on their property. The cemetery had not been mowed in over a year and was overrun with kudzu, vines and waist-high grass. The Dunlap staff worked at the Sequatchie Valley Fellowship of Churches Food Bank, helping to bag food, stock shelves and build new shelves. Employees from the Tracy City office worked at the Grundy County Food Bank, helping to clean-up around the outside of the property, including removing large chunks of concrete, and rebuilding the door frame on the loading dock. The Bledsoe County staff has a project planned for later this month.

“Service to community is the only reason we exist,” says Mike Partin, president and CEO. “We have a mission to improve everyday life in the communities we serve, and that mission goes far beyond simply keeping the lights on. Our area food banks are an asset to our community, and we are proud to partner with them.”