Giving Back

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are committed to giving back to their local communities. Beyond providing electricity, the state’s 26 electric co-ops are working to strengthen the communities they serve by investing in education, economic development, grants and scholarships, and other programs that improve quality of life. This concern for community also includes volunteering and efforts to support local organizations that help those in need.

At our Raleigh office, employees have the opportunity to give back to our community by volunteering together at local organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Interfaith Food Shuttle, Note in the Pocket and the Raleigh Rescue Mission, among others. We also routinely participate in blood drives through the American Red Cross.

Employees also receive administrative leave annually that can be used to volunteer in local schools, and we have established an ongoing partnership with the Athens Drive Magnet High School STEM Academy to provide students with valuable real-world encounters with electric cooperatives, the energy industry and STEM principles at work.

Visit In the Community to learn more about the many ways electric co-ops are supporting communities throughout North Carolina through community programs, economic development and advocacy efforts.

Randall Pooler, Technical Team Lead

“It’s more than the physical labor that we provide; we are supporting organizations by showing them that they’re not standing alone in the community, that we will be there to help them.”

Randall Pooler, Technical Team Lead