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TCEC employees raise money for hungry in Morton County

HOOKER, Okla. (Feb. 18, 2014) – Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) employees recently raised more $1,000 to donate to area foods banks within the TCEC service territory. TCEC matched employee donations making the total contribution more than $2,000. Employees gave generously making it possible to donate $543 to each of the four county food banks in Beaver, Cimarron, and Texas counties in Oklahoma and Morton County in Kansas.

Dewaine Osborne, TCEC journeyman; Dennis Reimer, food bank administrator; Donovan Austin, TCEC service technician.The donation was delivered to the Morton County Food Bank in Elkhart last week. The pantry survives solely on donations and the donation provided by TCEC employees will supply the pantry for at least a month.

“We appreciate any and all donations,” Dennis Reimer food bank administrator said. “Whether food or monetary donations it all helps to serve those in need.”

The pantry serves nearly 100 people within Morton County per month opening weekly from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. The pantry is located in the education building of the United Methodist Church in Elkhart with the entrance on the east side of the building.

“Concern for Community is one of our seven cooperative principles,” said Erin Moore, member solutions coordinator for TCEC. “Our employees truly embody this principle and give generously to such a worthy cause.”

To learn more about TCEC’s community support, visit the cooperative’s Facebook page at

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Headquartered in Hooker, Okla., Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to delivering safe, reliable, affordable electric service. The utility serves approximately 23,000 member accounts in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, and the northern border of the Texas Panhandle. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit

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