REC is guided by seven cooperative principles, one of which is Concern for Community. Recently, Middletown's fire chief reached out to REC for help. The Cooperative was happy to respond and offer support.
The banner pole at the Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue station, used to promote all town events, was leaning towards the road. REC linemen, Jake Michael and Matt Fauver, volunteered to help. They took the pole out of the ground and re-dug the hole a little deeper to help it remain straight in the future.
Despite being unable to participate in community events and activities in 2020, REC has continued to support the community. Over the past several months, REC has helped a variety of local nonprofits, school systems, neighborhood farmers markets and much more through the donation of time and resources or sponsorships.