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SVEC employees partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to serve community

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 9:38 am

Employees of Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) helped Sleep In Heavenly Peace provide and build beds for 25 local children in need as part of the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service on Thursday, Oct. 19.

“Each year, our Day of Service project bring SVEC employees together for a good cause,” says Kari Crouse, VP of Marketing and Business Strategy, who coordinated the Day of Service project for SVEC, “When choosing and carrying out our Day of Service projects, our goal is always to make the wonderful community that we live and work in a better place.”

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is a national organization answering the call to a national problem. They believe a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs and unfortunately there are many without across the country. SHP has chapters spanning the US with 7 in Tennessee, one being right here in South Pittsburg. SVEC was happy to be able to not only donate building material, but to get a team together to help build 25 beds for the South Pittsburg SHP chapter thus providing 25 local children with a new sturdy place to rest.

“We partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace for Day of Service because they are a valuable part of our community,” says Mike Partin, SVEC CEO/ President. “Concern for Community is one of our Seven Co-op Principles, and that goes beyond our concern for providing electricity for our community. We are concerned with making a positive impact on our community in any way that we can, and Day of Service is just one way we are able to do that.”

The Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service is coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Twenty-six separate community service projects were completed as a part of this year’s event. More than 800 electric co-op employees devoted more than 2,100 volunteer hours across the state.

In the seven-year history of the Day of Service event, 3,500 employees have volunteered more than 8,700 hours to complete 179 individual projects in co-op communities across the state.

Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 38,500 meters in 4 counties. Learn more about Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative at svalleyec.com.

For more information contact, Amanda Morgan Fann, SVEC Marketing and Communications Specialist, email afann@svalleyec.com, and Trent Scott, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, call 731-608-1519, and email tscott@tnelectric.org.

The Marion Tribune – October 26, 2023