Through the support of members like you, ECI REC’s RECare program distributes funds via community action agencies to low-income consumers within Benton and Buchanan County. These funds are used to help pay heating bills or the cost of winterizing the homes of Cooperative members who need assistance. In 2017, 74 members donated $5,238 to RECare.
Some members choose to donate once a year, while others have the Cooperative add a few dollars to their electric bills each month. No matter the frequency or size of the donation, it does make a difference. The economy is improving very slowly. There are still many people who are having trouble making ends meet. ECI REC is proud that our members are digging into their pockets to help others.
Donations received from our northern district are given to Operation Threshold. Donations from our southern district are given to Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP). The funds are distributed in July. Last year, Operation Threshold received $2,891 and HACAP received $2,446.
If you would like to join others in supporting RECare, click here.