BIG RIVERS AND JPEC PARTNER FOR TORNADO RECOVERY WEEK
Employees Volunteer for Projects in Mayfield and Hopkins County
HOPKINS COUNTY AND MAYFIELD, Ky. (March 10, 2022) – Big Rivers Electric Corporation and Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) employees volunteered time and skills this week for two tornado recovery projects in western Kentucky. While many employees donated and volunteered in the immediate aftermath of the December 10th tornado, Big Rivers and JPEC wanted to set aside time for people to help with long-term community needs.
As part of this week’s initiative, approximately 25 employees traveled to two project sites based on skills and location:
- Hopkins County Debris Removal and Demolition: Big Rivers employee teams worked by hand and with skid steers to clear debris at tornado-damaged areas.
- Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds Tornado Relief Center: Big Rivers and JPEC teams aided with unloading and sorting donations, checked in impacted families, and picked up debris.
Natural disasters receive heavy coverage from volunteers in the early weeks, but recovery is often a much longer process. Since rebuilding from the Kentucky tornados is expected to continue for months, Big Rivers and JPEC hope to organize future weeks to support ongoing community projects and provide opportunities for additional employees to volunteer.
Photos and videos will also be available following each project on the Big Rivers Electric and JPEC Facebook page.