Gov. Mike Pence has declared this “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day.” Kankakee Valley REMC members are spending it giving back to the community. They are adding a new section of privacy and security fence at the Phoenix House in Knox. It’s a transitional facility for women and children who have left home to escape domestic violence. They are also painting a 700-foot-long fence for longtime REMC member Mrs. Dolores Hammerlund at her home on 350 West in Knox.
REMC members are also replacing the roof at Caring Designs resale shop in Valparaiso and installing security lighting and enhanced landscaping. Proceeds from the nonprofit shop support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault served by The Caring Place.
The Kankakee Valley REMC office in Wanatah is closed today to accommodate those service projects. Normal business hours will resume Monday.