Magic Valley Electric Cooperative employees have stepped up to provide assistance to MVEC members who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19.
Through the MVEC Cares Program, Magic Valley employees were able to raise $10,000 to help members pay for their electric bill. Thanks to a matching grant through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program, the employees will be able to increase the number of members that they will be able to assist.
“Our employees care about our members and wanted to do their part to help out”, said John W. Herrera, MVEC General Manager. “I’m proud of what they have done, and it goes to show the type of dedicated and passionate employees that we have working at the Cooperative.”
The $20,000 donation will be split between the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency and Community Action Corporation of South Texas, which provides services to Cameron and Willacy Counties. MVEC members who are in need of financial assistance to pay their light bill can contact either of the agencies to apply for assistance. Certain eligibility requirements have been set in order to be able to assist as many members as possible.
Members living in Hidalgo County can contact Hidalgo County Community Services Agency at 956-383-6240 to apply for assistance. Willacy and Cameron County members will need to contact Community Action Corporation of South Texas at 956- 424-1100 or 956-435-0379 to submit their request.