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Co-op Caring Around The World And At Home

Helping in Haiti
“This is an opportunity to change an entire community by showing it God’s love,” says Wayne Goodrum of his recent mission trip to Haiti. “This is a chance to feed children and change their destiny.”

Goodrum, manager of business development for Warren Rural Electric Cooperative, Butch Morris, the co-op’s Franklin district manager, and co-op power quality engineer Dava Bray’s husband, Kyle, are part of a team helping build an orphanage in Bon Repos, Haiti, destroyed in an earthquake two years ago. Currently, the children are living in wooden huts and sleeping on wooden shelves. They sometimes go days without food.

To help, contact Children First: Love & Hope at or phone (502) 695-1863.

Co-op cookery
Employees of Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative have raised more than $3,200 for the American Cancer Society by selling the cookbook Electrifying Recipes. The $15 cookbook contains more than 400 recipes from members and staff of the co-op, as well as history about the co-op. To order a copy, e-mail Jennifer Jordan at

Friend and citizen
He has been the Heart of Kentucky United Way campaign chair and president. He held leadership roles with the Danville Kiwanis Club, Woodlawn Elementary PTA, Boyle Middle School PTA, and Centenary United Methodist Church Council. He serves on the board for the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

For this and more, Inter-County Energy Co-op President/CEO Jim Jacobus was named 2012’s Outstanding Business Person by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.

“He is such a great corporate citizen, not just for our county, but for all the counties around us,” says Paula Fowler, executive director of the Chamber. “He is always there when we need him. I consider him a great corporate citizen as well as a friend.”

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