Teaching, Guiding, Helping
"Concern for Our Community" is one of the seven cooperative principles that SVEC employees not only actively practice while on the job, but in our lives outside the walls of SVEC. Giving back to our members with the SVECares program, organizing events like Senior Expo and going into classrooms to teach children how to be safe around electricity are just a few of ways SVEC reaches out to our communities to improve the lives of our members. Helping our members and communities better their lives, by being safe, informed and receiving a helping hand when needed, is the cooperative spirit that SVEC encourages and will continue to foster.
Angel Tree & Food Drives
Every year beginning around Thanksgiving, all SVEC offices host a holiday food drive and have an Angel Tree with names of needy children and nursing home residents in our communities.
Kids Energy Zone
Touchstone Energy powers this fun, interactive website offering activities, coloring sheets and energy information for children.
Relay for Life
SVEC actively supports Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society in the fight to cure cancer.
SVECares has donated over $1.5 million to local non-profits, like area food banks, and individuals in need in our communities since 2000.
Teaching our children electrical safety and energy efficiency lays a foundation for them to be informed, responsible future energy consumers and cooperative members.
The Senior Expos are held every year in October and offer senior members health care and community services, while providing information, meals and fellowship for members.
Washington D.C. Youth Tour
Juniors at all seven area high schools are given the opportunity to write a Cooperative-related short story, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes given at each school. The first place winner at each high school is given an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to visit museums, historical sites and learn more about our nations capitol.