A publication of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

OUR COMMUNITIES

More Than a Place to Pay Bills

More Than a Place to Pay Bills

As coordinator of vegetation management at Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Scott Sorrels is protective of environmental concerns throughout the co-op’s territory. But what about closer to home? What about in SVEC’s front yard?

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

By his nature, Clint Card is not one to judge others. Except, of course, when there’s serious competition going on. As competitors climb up and down utility poles in front of him like gymnasts in hardhats, Card’s keen eyes monitors their every move.

Ditch Digging Done Right, Co-op Style

Ditch Digging Done Right, Co-op Style

Ditch Digging Done Right DONNA WEST WAS ON HER HANDS AND KNEES, PEELING BACK CLOTS OF DEBRIS AND WET LEAVES at a children’s playground in Murfreesboro, Tenn., when she made a discovery. “It’s a drain,” she said. “I wonder if anyone knew it was here.” Answer: Probably...

When 10,000 Leads to 120,000

When 10,000 Leads to 120,000

Millie Winstead tells the story of a woman who sadly informed her last fall that their traditional family contribution to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank wouldn’t be forthcoming in 2020 because she and her husband had been out of work for several months.

Coming Out On Top

Coming Out On Top

November/December 2021Our Communities is a story and picture feature that celebrates the spirit of co-op country. Have a submission that depicts your co-op or community? Contact [email protected] Out On Top ASHLEY KNAPP COULDN’T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE TUG...