Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) was awarded the 2010 Rappahannock United Way Chairman’s Award of Excellence for Employee Education and Volunteerism. The Cooperative received this honor recently at the Rappahannock United Way 2010 campaign celebration awards luncheon.
Patricia Wolfrey, director of resource development for the Rappahannock United Way said, “How can we say enough about the volunteer efforts of REC. Not only did the campaign chairs at the Cooperative lead an impressive financial campaign, they also made certain it was fun and informative for their employees.”
REC prides itself on caring for the communities it serves. Taking this Cooperative principle very seriously, employees are encouraged to become active volunteers in United Way fundraising campaigns and Day of Caring events throughout its 22 county service territory. To benefit the 2010 Rappahannock United Way campaign employees contributed over $24,000 in donations.
Wolfrey added, “United Way staff members were called in to speak during REC staff meetings to not only talk about the annual campaign but to also talk about the many services available to the community. REC covers a broad geographic area of our community and it is helpful for employees to know when a referral might be in order.”
In addition to earning this distinguished award, REC is also part of a select group of high performance businesses who take on the challenge to “jump start” the annual campaign by becoming a Pacesetter. Since 1994, REC has served as a Pacesetter company helping to set the standard for leadership and community support by starting their campaign in August.
Employees in REC’s Culpeper district participate in the annual Piedmont United Way campaign. REC’s employees in its new Blue Ridge district participate with the Front Royal/Warren United Way and the Blue Ridge United Way.