Giving Back is the Co-op Way
All cooperatives adhere to the same seven principles that guide all of our decisions––from how we run the co-op, to how we engage with our local communities. “Concern for community” is the seventh cooperative principle and it guides how we interact with our members and beyond.
Electric cooperatives have a proud history of giving back. Nolin is a long-time supporter of area schools and non-profits. We are a sponsor of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Honor Flight, Newspapers in Education, Special Olympics and the American Private Enterprise System for high school students. We provide scholarships and the chance for local students to experience state and federal government firsthand.
Nolin members help us give back, too. Through the Operation Round-Up program, members can round up their energy bills to the next dollar amount, and the extra change goes toward helping those in need locally through community impact grants.
Our concern for community is also lived out by our individual employees. Our hard-working men and women take time out of their personal lives to serve meals, coach teams and volunteer in their churches. They understand that this cooperative principle doesn’t end when they leave work for the day, it is a part of who they are.
In addition to giving back through sponsorships and other support, we also partner with agencies in our counties to reinforce a strong network that helps to ensure the well-being of everyone. Government officials, law enforcement and other emergency responders are integral to the safety and health of our communities—and we actively seek out ways to enhance communication and collaboration with them.
No matter how great or small the act, every time any of us give back, we strengthen our communities. Nolin is proud to play a part in making the communities we serve strong today and for years to come.