Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Adams Electric Supports Local Heroes

Adams Electric Cooperative CEO and General Manager Steve Rasmussen (pictured right) presented American Red Cross South Central Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Leader Nikki Shariat and Executive Director Matt Leininger with two checks totaling $10,000 on Monday, July 27, 2015. The money donated is in support of the South Central Red Cross’ Heroes Program, which recognizes local individuals for their heroic and selfless acts performed in either Adams, Franklin, Fulton or York Counties.

“We are pleased to support the American Red Cross and its efforts to recognize those dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in service of those in need,” stated Rasmussen. “The Red Cross and Adams Electric support a mission of improving the lives of those who live in the communities we both serve.”

The generous donation included a matching gift from CoBank, a cooperative bank that operates an annual “Sharing Success” matching donation program with its client electric cooperatives.

Adams Electric will also be working to help reduce the number of fire injuries and fatalities in the area by partnering with the Red Cross in bringing the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to the local area. Through this joint effort, teams of Red Cross volunteers will canvas communities, installing smoke detectors and delivering fire prevention information to area residents.