Care for Community Intiative

As a rural electric cooperative, it's in our DNA to take care of our neighbors.  Our new Care for Community Initiative will bring employee groups together and support volunteer work in our communities.

Stock the Shelves


Supporting our Neighbors
Collecting January 15 - March 21

Join us in helping our local food shelves collect items most impactful for the members they serve.  We will be collecting items at our headquarters in Oronoco, but you'll also be able to donate at the Annual Meeting in March!

Here is a comprehensive list of suggested donations:

Bars of Soap Dry Pasta
Body Wash Hearty Canned Soup
Bottles of Juice Honey
Brownie Mix Jello
Cake Mix Ketchup
Canned Chicken Kidney Beans
Canned Fruit Pudding
Canned Meats and Fish Ranch
Canned Veggies Rice Side Dishes
Chili Seasoning Mix Shampoo or Conditioner
Cookie Mix Sloppy Joe Mix
Coffee Toilet Paper
Dish Soap  

Care for Community Initiatives

2023 Employee Campaigns by the Numbers

74 items collected for Paws and Claws Humane Society
$520 donated to Paws and Claws Humane Society

$1,820 pledged in support of United Way of Olmsted County

50+ toys collected for Toys for Tots

HOPE RanchOur first employee volunteer event brought us to H.O.P.E. Ranch located west of Chatfield.  H.O.P.E. Ranch is a mental health organization which utilizes horses and the outdoors to help people through their mental health journey.  They have a small group of volunteers that help manage the property.  Although there was much work that could be done, our employees were able to plant twelve small tress, removed an old perimeter fence, spread mulch, and removed low-hanging vines and branches from a walking path.