REC donates parade prize money to food pantry in Orange
IN THE SPIRIT OF COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLE NUMBER 7: CONCERN FOR COMMUNITY, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative recently donated $500 to the Love Outreach Food Pantry of Orange County. The money represented the cash prize REC received for winning first place in the Town of Orange Holiday Parade with their festively adorned bucket truck. REC coordinated with the Rotary Club of Orange County, which awarded the prize, to ensure the money went to a group that would help the community.
“We felt it was the right thing to do — to donate this money back into the community,” says Jeff Henry, director of member services and community relations at REC’s Culpeper office. JoAnn Tolbert, board director at the food pantry, added, “It’s quite a blessing. It shows us how much REC cares about the community and Orange County.”
Tolbert noted that the $500 will allow the pantry to help feed 300 families in Orange County for a month.