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Make your home workshop safe

Workshop Safety: workbench with power tools and hand tools For many do-it-yourselfers, the workshop is a second home. Make sure it's a safe place to work productively. With so many power tools in one place, take steps to prevent electrical shocks and other hazards.

Blanket yourself with warmth safely this winter

Your electric blanket may be a staple for cozy, winter nights. When winter's chill descends and you bring out your electric blanket, first make sure it is safe to use, and review safety instructions -- the same steps to take if buying a new one.

2018 district nominating meetings scheduled

Valley REC’s service area is divided into nine districts. One member from each district is chosen to serve on the co-op's board of directors for a three-year term. This year, directors for districts 2, 4, and 6 are up for election.

District 2 Nominating Meeting

Mon., Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.
McVeytown Fire Hall, 5696 US Hwy 522 South, McVeytown

The current director for District 2 is James Stauffer.

Scholarship applications now available for 2018

Applications for Valley REC's Brighter Future Scholarship Program are now available. The co-op will award up to 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to eligible students who apply. Adults returning to school to pursue further education or retraining can also apply. Previous Brighter Future scholarship recipients are not eligible. Applications and all required information must be mailed to Valley Rural Electric Cooperative and postmarked by April 15, 2018.

Winter Holidays Closing Schedule (2017-2018)

Offices closing early December 21, 2017

All of our offices will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 21.

Offices closed December 25 and 26, 2017

All of our offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26.
They will re-open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, December 27.

Offices closed January 1, 2018

All of our offices will be closed Monday, January 1.
They will re-open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 2.

Co-op employees support 2017 Toys for Tots campaign

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative employees pitched in again this year to put together a collection of toys, games and other cool stuff for Toys for Tots of Huntingdon County. Employee donations were brought to the corporate office and to the Huntingdon district office. A big "thank you" to all who supported the toy drive.

Shop wisely! Don't wrap up unsafe electronics!

Gift-wrapped present Electronics are on the top of many wish lists this year. Safe Electricity shares tips on what to look for so that you can help ensure the electronic gifts you choose will be safe for your loved ones.

Don't let electric space heaters shock your energy budget

Illuminate your holiday season with safety

Decorate safely this holiday season. Cherished family memories often involve the twinkling lights of decorations inside and outside the home. Don't let the bright and colorful sparkle of the season distract you from taking the precautions that you need to stay safe when decorating. Valley Rural Electric Cooperative and Safe Electricity provides these tips as you prepare for the holidays.

It's National Co-op Month!

October is co-op month. Live cooperatively. October is National Co-op Month. This event recognizes the advantages of membership in a cooperative and the benefits cooperatives supply to their members and to their communities.

What does it mean to be a member of a cooperative?

It's a matter of principles, seven to be exact.


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