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Volunteering Together

Community Services and Support

Concern for Community is one of the Seven Cooperative Principles that all rural electric cooperative businesses adhere to as part of their guiding fundamentals.

Nishnabotna Valley REC employees accumulate hundreds of hours of volunteer time each year by coaching youth sports, mentoring elementary and middle school children, teaching church programs, and performing general service work to better the communities in which they work and live.

Additionally, below are some of the programs that Nishnabotna Valley REC offers member-owners to participate in by helping other members that may be going through some hard times.

For more information on these programs, please contact your Cooperative's office at 712-755-2166 or 800-234-5122.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launches new Energy Savings Hub

The new website — — puts the clean energy tax credits and forthcoming rebates right at Americans’ fingertips, helping people take control of their energy costs and have cleaner and more efficient options as a consumer — whether they are looking to purchase an electric vehicle, update an appliance, or make their home safer and more comfortable.

Operation Round Up® is a community support program where participating members "round up" their monthly power bill to the next dollar, with the difference going to support a variety of charitable, educational, community and youth related programs and events.

RECare provides local community action agencies with the funds to help low-income families pay for winter heating bills and weatherize their homes.

Each year, LIHEAP-qualified households may receive a one-time payment to assist with their household heating costs, regardless of heating fuel type. The weatherization program provides long-term financial relief by improving energy efficiency in homes and educating utility customers about their energy use and methods to reduce consumption.

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