United we stand: JPEC employees support United Way

November 29, 2018

From providing schools supplies, to programs focused on healthy living, to working to reduce poverty, the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County truly is making a difference in our community.

Jackson Purchase Energy is excited to kick off our support of the 2019 United Way campaign.  Over the next few weeks, JPEC employees will take part in a variety of fundraisers, from a 50-50 raffle to a potluck lunch.

“A strong community is one that works together,” said Greg Grissom, President and CEO of Jackson Purchase. “Our United Way helps improve the lives of people of all ages. We are proud to partner with them and I am proud of our employees for embracing this cause.”

Some of United Way’s programs:

  • Promoting Academics & Leadership in Schools (PALS) – The United Way matches adult mentors with students from several schools in the area to help them with reading or math.
  • Impact Poverty - The goal of Impact Poverty was to develop a 10-Year Plan to reduce poverty in Paducah/McCracken County and hopefully break the cycle of generational poverty for its citizens. 
  • Community Impact Plan - Each year United Way donors are invited to be on a fund allocation panel for one of our focus areas: Education, Income or Health. Each panel reviews program applications, visits the agencies applying for program funding and reviews the applicant agencies financial information. Each panel then recommends how much funding each program should receive.

At Jackson Purchase Energy, commitment to community is more than just an idea, it is the basis of our existence. JPEC was built by, belongs to, and is led by people in the communities we serve.

We encourage our consumer-members to visit the United Way website to see how this organization helps our community and consider making a donation or volunteering.

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