GIVING BACK IS THE CO-OP WAY
As some of you might know, cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same Seven Cooperative Principles that guide all of our decisions-from how we run the co-op to how we engage with our communities. Concern for community is the seventh principle, and is one that all employees of Columbus Electric value year round. But during the holiday season, concern for community seems especially important.
Electric Cooperatives have a proud history of giving back, this year: CEC utilizing a matching fund program with one of our lenders CoBank we were able to contribute $2000 to the Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County, Inc.; in partnership with Touchstone Energy our national brand contributed $1,010 to Shop with a Cop.
Members help give us back too. Through Operation Round Up, members round up their energy bills to the next dollar amount, and the extra change helped us provide 20 Scholarships to deserving young students.
So many families go without on a daily basis and struggle to make ends meet. This struggle can be especially hard during the holiday season. There are many ways that we can each give back to our communities that go beyond dollar donations. Like going through our closet to find clothes that no longer fit or don't use and taking them to the local Salvation Army, Goodwill or church clothing drive. Volunteering for a local food or toy drive, delivering meals to the sick and elderly or simply making a meal for a neighbor in need.
No matter how great or small the act, every time we give back, we strengthen our community.
So take time to give back this holiday season.
You'll be glad you did.
LIHEAP Protection Notice
"Protection from winter shut-off begins November 15, 2016. To avoid potential disconnection of services please, contact the human services department at 1-800-283-4465, or the appropriate tribal or pueblo entity for eligibility information for low-income heating energy assistance program (LIHEAP). Your service will not be disconnected from November 15, 2016 through March 15, 2017, if you meet the qualifications of LIHEAP and have no past due amounts or you remain current on any settlement or installment agreement for amounts due as of November 15, 2016. Members of New Mexico tribes or pueblos who need help with translation or with other matters may contact the commission's consumer relations division at 1-888-427-5772, who will contact the appropriate tribal or pueblo official for assistance."
"Para informacion en español llame 1-800-950-2667."
Columbus Electric Cooperative Launches New Website on Dec 1st!
This new look offers a website devoted to making it easier for our members to access news, information, forms or just to pay their bill. To check out the new site please visit www.columbusco-op.org.