Powell Valley Electric Cooperative employees serve first responders

NEW TAZEWELL – Employees of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative hosted a lunch in honor of the First Responders who serve our counties as part of the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service on Thursday, Oct. 18.

“We love the communities we serve,” says Charles “Bo” Goodin, assistant general manager and coordinator for the day of service project for Powell Valley Electric.  “In many situations our employees are first on the scene, and it was a privilege to show our appreciation for our fellow First Responders.”

First Responders in each county served by Powell Valley Electric Cooperative were invited to their areas cooperative office to enjoy a barbeque lunch.  Those who participated in the event were local EMT, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, rescue squads, and medical helicopter agencies.

“Service to community is the only reason we exist,” says Mike Knotts, interim CEO of Powell Valley Electric. “We have a mission to improve everyday life in the communities we serve, and that mission goes far beyond simply keeping the lights on. First Responders are assets to our community, and we are proud to partner with them.”

The Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service is coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. More than 425 electric co-op employees devoted more than 1,000 volunteer hours to local community service projects across the state during this year’s event.

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that provides safe, reliable and affordable energy to more than 30,000 meters in Scott, Lee and Wise counties in Virginia and Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, Grainger and Union counties in Tennessee. To learn more about Powell Valley Electric Cooperative visit our website at pve.coop or like us on Facebook.