San Luis Valley REC gives back to the Valley


Photos courtesy of San Luis Valley REC

SAN LUIS VALLEY—San Luis Valley REC’s core job is keeping the lights on, but the co-op’s passion is serving its members. The purpose of any cooperative is to enrich members’ lives and serve the long-term interests of the local community. This service focus is at the heart of who REC is.

Over the years, REC’s charitable efforts, volunteer service hours and other locally-focused projects have built playgrounds, supported Valley schools and young people, supported local food banks, assisted families in need to keep the lights on and much more.

Recently, REC employees have taken time out of the regular day-to-day duties to assist local organizations. Starting with improvements at Monte Vista’s Sanchez Park, three different REC groups spent time preparing the ground and assembling playground equipment for the new kid-designed play area.

In a second project, another REC group installed a wood pole for a new emergency fire well on the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. The project benefits both the Monte Vista Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management in fire protection/mitigation efforts.

A third endeavor involved placing a pole to hang fiber near Monte Vista School District’s admin building.

As a local business, REC is proud to help bring good things to the San Luis Valley community. While the larger environment is constantly changing, one thing remains constant. Working together with the members, REC will continue to be a catalyst for good.