SVEC employees serve community

South Pittsburg, TN – Some forty-five employees of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) volunteered for service projects in Sequatchie County and Marion County as part of the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service on Thursday, October 18.

“We love the communities we serve,” says Shelby Potterfield, vice-president- marketing and communications and coordinator for the day of service projects for SVEC. “Our employees call the Sequatchie Valley home, too, and they were excited to help out their friends and neighbors.”

The Sequatchie County staff organized a luncheon for the first responders in their county. Local police, fire fighters and emergency medical services personnel were invited to the cooperative office for a barbeque lunch, served by our Dunlap staff. The Marion County staff volunteered at Smiles, Inc., a local free dental clinic. The clinic was in need of volunteers to help prepare bags of dental supplies to be given out at local upcoming events. 

“Service to community is the only reason we exist,” says Mike Partin, SVEC president/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." 

Service projects in Grundy County and Bledsoe County are scheduled for later this month.

The Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service is coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Twenty-two separate community service projects were completed as a part of this year’s event. Some 365 electric co-op employees devoted more than 700 volunteer hours across the state.

SVEC is a consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 35,000 meters in Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie and Bledsoe counties.