Why Community Day Matters to Us
At KREMC, our community is the reason we come to work every day. It means going beyond expectations to restore your power during an outage, no matter how late that keeps us out in the field. It means equipping you with the resources you need to take care of your home’s electric system and to ensure a comfortable environment for your family. It means showing up for those in need when they need it most.
Every year, cooperatives across Indiana participate in Co-op Community Day, providing volunteers and hard work for an organization in its unique community. This year, 26 electric cooperatives contributed to Community Day, and KREMC was proud to be one of them.
On October 14, some of our dedicated employees took a short trip around the corner to visit The Beaman Home and its resale shop, Mary Ann’s Place, to offer their time and aid. The Beaman Home provides confidential services to individuals affected by domestic violence. Their thrift shop, Mary Ann’s Place, supports The Beaman Home by donating its proceeds and needed resale items.
At The Beaman Home, KREMC employees Haley Donahue, Marilyn Homme, and Tara Phillips decorated the front entrance with pumpkins, corn husks, and autumnal chalk drawings to welcome visitors. The request for fall decorating came from The Beaman Home’s clients themselves.
“Bringing life to the entrance of The Beaman Home brought so much joy,” said Member Service Representative, Haley Donahue, “It was also nice to see what other needs they have. I encourage everyone to help our community in any way they can.”
Haley isn’t the only team member at Kosciusko REMC that cares about the nonprofits in our area. We’re proud to be the workplace of many empathetic and passionate individuals who take every opportunity to help that they can.
“It was truly fulfilling to do something to enrich the lives of the people there and bring a little bit of joy to their day,” said Tara Phillips, billing/accounts payable clerk at Kosciusko REMC.
At Mary Ann’s Place, KREMC employees Nichole Fifer, Tara Haack, and Molly Studebaker cleaned windows and raked fallen leaves from the surrounding landscape.
“I love volunteering my time to help others. They were so appreciative about the work that was getting done around the building,” said Member Service Representative Molly Studebaker.
The commitment of co-ops to their communities is always outstanding, and being member-owned makes all the difference. In Indiana, 40 service projects were completed by participating cooperatives for this year’s Community Day. The Beaman Home is just one of the nonprofits in Kosciusko County that gives aid, refuge, and help to families in need in our community. As a fellow local non-profit, Kosciusko REMC was honored to provide a day of service to this organization.
Discover The Beaman Home’s mission on its website. To learn more about Kosciusko REMC, follow our social media pages: @KosciuskoREMC.