Electric cooperative employees make new-home dream a reality on MLK day

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for peace, equality and anti-poverty, than he’d have stood toe-to-toe with fellow cooperative employees last week as its employees constructed the home of a family in need.

More than 60 employees, ranging from the board president to linemen and cashiers, spent eight hours assembling Wiregrass Electric Cooperative’s (Hartford, Ala.) first Habitat for Humanity home.

The employees used the day to honor the American hero and help a member of their community.

And, in true electric cooperative-style, the home was designed with energy efficiency in mind.

The home is expected to cost about $65,000. Once it’s complete, the owner will pay a monthly mortgage of $100-$250. Construction should be complete in March.

A big thanks to our friends in Alabama for their spirit of giving and commitment to community.

For more information, visit this article in Electric Cooperative Today.

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Employees recognized for years of service

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative Employee Service Award Winners 2011

Employees recognized for their years of service at this year’s employee meeting were (left to right): Craig Rysavy, Lisa Heinert, Tyler Aschemann, Kathy Rysavy, Michelle Berry, Nick Bollinger, Pat Schaffer, Darwin Hehr, Dustin Peterson, Tharen Ness and John Coleman. Not pictured: Ron Ferderer

Dakota Valley employees were recognized for their years of hard work during the cooperative’s annual all-employee meeting, held at the Springs Restaurant in Gwinner on February 11.

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