One of our corporate values is that we care about our communities
Community involvement is something SECO views as a high priority. It’s what makes good neighbors and it can be a powerful and positive force. Almost every employee at SECO is involved in some form of volunteer work in their community. In addition, employees regularly volunteer for company-sponsored community service projects over and above their own individual service efforts to their neighbors. SECO is proud of its many dedicated employees who share their time, talents and treasure to help their neighbors by volunteering for work projects that benefit the communities throughout our service area. SECO and its employees are known for their long history of service to the community. That service manifests itself in many ways.
Employees are quick to volunteer for community service projects...
Designated a Trendsetter.
SECO was designated a “Trendsetter” by the United Way in recognition of the past decade of incredible per capita contributions by Co-op employees to the United Way for agencies providing critical human services in the region.
Day of Caring Participants.
SECO employees have turned out to help with Day of Caring since its inception. Employees and their families work together each year on projects throughout our service area donating their personal time and labor to take part in United Way Day of Caring projects.
Avid Volunteers to Serve Their Community.
If you look closely, you'll see SECO employees volunteering their time to walk or run, in fundraisers to combat some of our most devastating illnesses, coaching ball teams or all types, serving in civic organizations, volunteering as teacher aides, actively serving in local government and fire departments, and much, much more. Finding ways to take an active role in the community is not a part time job where SECO employees are concerned.
Pennies from Heaven
SECO launched a major new community initiative several years ago, when it started its Pennies from Heaven program aimed at providing assistance to worthy causes in our area. Simply stated, the program allows customers to round up their monthly electric statement to the nearest even dollar amount. The pennies collected are put into the SECO Angel Fund an used to provide energy assistance, provide safe lighting at school bus stops, help those who have experienced a personal tragedy such as having their home burn, and more.
Contributions to the SECO Angel Fund are enhanced through the sale of such items as weather monitors, SECO’s collectible fleet of trucks as well as from the Pennies From Heaven program. Contributions or gifts to the Angel Fund or Pennies from Heaven are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.
SECO continues to support the youth of our area through the SECO Scholarship Program for deserving high school seniors. And SECO continues to support area youth livestock sales which helps young people whose future plans may include a career in farming or ranching. SECO also sponsors a wide range of ball teams throughout our service area.
SECO employees speak to civic organizations and all levels of school children on a wide variety of topics related to safety and the electric industry. Request a speaker...
SECO sponsors a wide variety of community events including ball teams, school programs and community fundraising events. In addition, SECO Energy employees participate in many community volunteer endeavors on their own time.
Each year, our population of older citizens grows. While most are healthy, active people, many others are not so fortunate. Many live alone and have little contact with others. If they become ill or unable to function independently, they can easily go unnoticed and unattended. SECO employees have been trained to observe unusual circumstances like newspapers piled up in the yard, a change in appearance, or behavior, signs of confusion or disability. With the member’s permission, these employees act as “gatekeepers” to “open the gates” and get the member needed assistance before a crisis occurs.
For specific information about the Cooperative’s Community Projects, contact the Corporate Communications Office by calling (352) 793-3801, ext. 1259. Or send us an email.
Page last updated: October 29, 2012