OEC Employees Help Ronald McDonald House Provide Lodging, Comfort for Families
Photo caption: Employees from Owen Electric and other Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives delivered donations to the Ronald McDonald House in Lexington on Aug. 10.
Owen Electric’s Employees Help
Ronald McDonald House Provide Lodging, Comfort For Families
Owen Electric employees helped provide more than $12,300 in donations of money and supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Lexington and Louisville.
Donations came from employees of Owen Electric and other Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to support Ronald McDonald Houses in Lexington and Louisville, which provide lodging and resources to families while a child is in a nearby hospital.
“The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide comfort to families during one of the most distressing times imaginable, when a child is sick and in the hospital,” said Whitney Duvall, Owen Electric spokesperson. "Owen Electric is proud of our employees who are helping Ronald McDonald Houses provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for these families.”
In addition to monetary donations, employees provided goods such as food pantry items, health products, cleaning supplies and more.
“The outpouring from Owen Electric’s employees was simply amazing,” said Duvall.
Throughout 2018, cooperative employees and their families will volunteer to assist with providing meals, restocking supplies, cleaning and decorating at both of Kentucky’s Ronald McDonald Houses.
“We are so grateful for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and their commitment to serving these children and their families when they need it the most,” said Nate Graham, Executive Director of RMHC of the Bluegrass. “Not only is this a great example of a corporate partnership, but a testament to the generosity of the employees. We are thankful for their gift of filling our shelves, our families’ stomachs and all of our hearts.”