During these unprecedented times Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. has been searching for creative ways to help the communities it serves. The effort is documented on social media at the #PowerOn campaign.
“Concern for the Community is one of the seven Cooperative Principles,” said Bruce W. Mueller, CEO and general manager. “Wheatland has found several ways to help our members in the short term, but providing safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity is always our main objective.”
Over the past few weeks Wheatland Electric has provided 700 bottles of hand cleanser to all first responders across our service territory. Wheatland also provided treats to all employees of the seven hospitals Wheatland serves. In addition to purchasing the hospital treats from local businesses, Wheatland also provided each employee $50 in “Downtown Dollars/ Chamber Bucks” to encourage more spending at local businesses. Finally, Wheatland Electric was able to start the Cram the Van food drive early; $500 donations were made to all 10 of the local food banks Wheatland typically partners with in the Fall.
“By supporting our local first-responders, health-care workers, local businesses and food banks, we hope to give a boost to the morale of the communities we serve,” Mueller said.