Fredericksburg Employees Support Salvation Army Angel Tree

Dec. 22, 2015

This holiday season employees from REC's Fredericksburg corporate headquarters took time out to give back to those in need in their communities. Through Project Big Heart (PBH), the employee service organization, employees adopted senior citizens and area youth.

Each year, using funds they raise through the year, employees adopt “angels” and purchase toys and clothes in support of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. This year, 55 area youth and 20 senior citizens were adopted through the program. Employee volunteers set out to find the best items to make their holiday wishes come true.

“It fills our employees with joy to adopt the children and seniors to fulfill their holiday wishes,” said Kotonya Rollins, Fredericksburg PBH chairperson. “We were overwhelmed by the number of gracious employees who donated money to our program throughout the year and then who took the time out of their busy schedules to shop for these angels.”

Once shopping was complete, toys were delivered to the Fredericksburg office. Special items were added to each bag; they were loaded onto the REC delivery truck, and delivered to the Salvation Army in Fredericksburg. For a glimpse at REC’s delivery to the Salvation Army, watch this video from REC – REC Supports Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.

REC provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.