REC Helps Local Communities 'Thrive'

December 2, 2019

REC and its employees show great concern for the communities REC serves. As an example of that, on Oct. 24, REC made a community donation to the Warren County Schools Special Services Department.

This department supports students who are homeless or not living in a full housing unit and are in need of many supplies they cannot afford on their own. To help, REC employees shopped for supplies like soap, laundry detergent, first aid kits, and much more.

“At REC, we provide more than just electric service,” said Josh Johnson, REC’s key accounts executive. “We have a vested interest in all of our communities to be the best corporate citizen we can be and to give back to help those in need in our communities.”

These supplies come at a time of the year when it is needed the most, and the department was very thankful for REC’s help so they can accomplish their mission to support local students.

“Community based partnerships are crucial, because without them there are many resources the school would not be able to provide,” said Jenny Dunivan, Warren County Public Schools’ Family Engagement Coordinator. “Community partnerships enhance existing school-based service delivery models and help fill in the resource and service gaps based on the needs of the school.”

The supplies that REC provided help families that often go without because there are a lack of funds and first they need to pay for groceries, rent, and other necessities. The supplies will benefit needy students and families, from Pre-K through12th grade in Warren County. In addition, REC donated $500 in financialsupport for overdue lunch accounts to alleviate the stress of families having to find money to satisfy their child’s account.

“When we dropped off the items, the look of surprise on their faces spoke volumes about what it meant to them to have been provided with these items,” Johnson continued. “REC’s willingness to help those in our communities that need it the most really does provide the community with a way to thrive.”