Helping Our Local Partners
The Choptank Electric Trust Board puts “Concern for Community” into action
Choptank Electric Cooperative (CEC) employees, Board members, and Trust Board members helped distribute food to local families on behalf of the Salvation Army on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Salisbury and Friday, June 19, 2020 at Mt. Olive AME Church in Worton. The Choptank Electric Trust Board sought out food banks that were in need during the COVID-19 crisis, and these were just a few locations.
“We do this to help others in the community. Helping our members and others is part of what makes us a Co-op. Principle No. 7 is ‘Concern for Community’ and we exemplify that here at Choptank.”
Jeffrey Rathell, Chairman and Talbot County Director.
The Reverend Monique Upshur Davis, Pastor of Mount Olive AME Church in Worton, thanked the Choptank Electric Board and staff for volunteering at the food pantry to serve over 50 families on June 19th.
The Choptank Electric Trust’s donation filled a two-month gap in grant money that allows the church to operate a year-round food drop-off/pick-up program in coordination with the Maryland Food Bank.
Rose Taylor, Community and Donor Relations Manager for the Salvation Army in Salisbury, said they fed over 500 families from all over Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties with the donations from the Choptank Electric Trust.