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December
2022
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11:38 AM
America/New_York

Perspective: Merry and Bright

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Along with enjoying family traditions and creating new ones, the holidays are also a time of reflection, gratitude and goodwill. For all of us at Jackson EMC, we’re grateful for you, the members of the coop. One of our founding principles as a co-op is “Concern for Community.” While our main focus is providing you with safe, reliable and affordable electricity, we also give back. We want to help our community thrive.

In looking back at this past year, I’m grateful that we were able to make a positive impact in the community. In one such case, a group of linemen from our office in Neese volunteered for two days to replace a leaky roof for an elderly woman in need. Another group of linemen also volunteered to make repairs to the house of a 102-year-old woman in Duluth. Around our local offices, employees are collecting coats and blankets that will be donated to nonprofit organizations to distribute in the community. 

I’m also grateful for the opportunity to support local schools and students. In recent weeks, we’ve awarded $71,508 in Bright Ideas grants to 50 teachers for their innovative and creative classroom projects. Those Bright Ideas projects help teachers take learning to the next level. We’re honored that we can help teachers develop our future leaders in the classroom.

As we prepare for 2023, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you and the community. On behalf of the Jackson EMC family, we hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Have a story to share about the holidays? Email me at [email protected]