REC Donates Funds to Caroline County Emergency Services

Oct. 3, 2016

With a grant from the LEARN (Literacy, Education and Rural Networking) program at REC, the Caroline County Department of Emergency Services has been able to purchase quick-clot bandages and chest seals.

"As a local company, REC is committed to helping our communities. Most people know REC provides electric service, but as a cooperative, ‘service’ means more than just keeping the lights on. In fact, ‘Concern for Community’ is one of the seven Cooperative Principles, and this is just one of many ways we demonstrate and act on that concern,” said Matt Faulconer, REC’s manager of external affairs.

"It's very rewarding to see the positive results of the projects that have received funding through the LEARN grant program over the last two decades, and we know this year’s recipients will put the funds to great use."

“Support from members of the community and area businesses is vital for fire and rescue squads and the police department in Caroline County. Rappahannock has been a great partner for us here in Caroline County,” said Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa. “I’ve been here for 37 years, first as a Virginia State trooper and now as the Sheriff. To support the community in the way the Co-op has is very instrumental to us, especially in such a time of need for our emergency services department.”

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. For information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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.