Owen Electric employees contributed pantry, health, and other Wish List items during their July collection drive.
Owen Electric employees helped provide more than $5,000 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, which provide lodging and resources to families while a child is in a nearby hospital.
"Electric co-ops like Owen Electric appreciate the opportunity to give back to the communities they serve and to help improve the lives of those who live there," said Whitney Duvall, Owen Electric spokesperson. "To be be able to help take the some of the burden off of a family so that they can focus on their child's wellbeing is such a good feeling."
In addition to monetary donations, employees provided goods such as food pantry items, health products, cleaning supplies and more.
Throughout the years, cooperative employees and their families have volunteered 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 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."