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Jackson Energy employees give back to Ronald McDonald House

Jackson Energy employees helped provide more than $12,300 in donations of money and supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Lexington and Louisville.


Donations came from employees of Jackson Energy and other Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to support Ronald McDonald Houses in Lexington and Louisville, which provide lodging and resources to families while a child is in a nearby hospital. Locally, Jackson Energy employees and members raised $3,000 in donated items and cash.


“The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide comfort to families during one of the most distressing times imaginable, when a child is sick and in the hospital,” said Jackson Energy Vice President of Member Services Sandy Painter, who headed the local drive.  “Jackson Energy is proud of our employees who are helping Ronald McDonald Houses provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for these families. Our employees also wanted to give back because Marlon Coffey, one of our line techs, and his family spent 68 nights at the Lexington house after their daughter was born.”


In addition to monetary donations, employees provided goods such as food pantry items, health products, cleaning supplies and more.


“The outpouring from Jackson Energy’s employees and members was simply amazing,” said Painter.


Throughout 2018, cooperative employees and their families will volunteer to assist with providing meals, restocking supplies, cleaning and decorating at both of Kentucky’s Ronald McDonald Houses.


“We are so grateful for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and their commitment to serving these children and their families when they need it the most,” said Nate Graham, Executive Director of RMHC of the Bluegrass. “Not only is this a great example of a corporate partnership, but a testament to the generosity of the employees. We are thankful for their gift of filling our shelves, our families’ stomachs and all of our hearts.”