(December 28, 2021) As a not-for-profit, member-owned, electric cooperative, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) has a desire to support the communities in our service area, but sometimes it goes beyond that. “Our chief purpose is to serve, and we leverage our ability to help others when those opportunities present themselves,” said JPEC President & CEO, Greg Grissom, “when tragedy struck the West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (WKRECC) system on December 10th, we were ready to help and so were the contractors that we employ.”
Because of that deeply rooted desire, we strive to hire companies that share our values of service and community. A great example of that was illustrated recently when Townsend Tree Service, a vender used by JPEC to maintain rights-of-way, made a donation to support communities in Marshall and Graves County. Townsend Tree Service donated $25,000 to three organizations, the Marshall County Non-Profit Partnership Foundation, Graves County Schools and Mayfield Independent Schools. Townsend Tree Service President & COO, Mick Saulman said “our hope is that this donation will bring some normalcy a little quicker to those impacted by recent tornados.”
We are proud to serve the portion of western Kentucky that we are blessed to call home and we are honored to work with companies like Townsend Tree Services to get the job done!
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy new year!