Helping Those in Need

December 1, 2023

With the holiday season upon us, it is the most magical time of the year, filled with joy, laughter, and loved ones. The streets are filled with twinkling lights, while the stores are crowded with people buying gifts and food to make the holiday season memorable. While this season can be busy, it is also a time to remember those who might not see this time as joyous.
Especially during the holiday season, it is important we recognize and give back to our community and to those in need. There are local organizations like Heart for Monroe, Common Heart, the Christmas Bureau, Local Angel Trees, Operation Reach Out, local food banks, as well as regional and national organizations such as Good Shepherd, Salvation Army Toys for Tots, and Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, who work tirelessly to ensure that the less fortunate in our community don’t miss out on the holiday spirit. To make this holiday much brighter, their efforts of providing warm meals, shelter, and gifts under the tree to ensure every child has a remarkable Christmas.
However, they can’t do it alone. The true spirit of Christmas is about giving, sharing, and spreading love. Every canned food item donated and toy gifted can potentially transform someone’s festive season.
As a Union Power member, you can make a difference to other members struggling and going through challenging times by contributing to our Power Bucks program. You can stop by one of our offices or call 704-289-3145 to speak with a Customer Service Representative (CSR) who will apply the Power Buck credit to the member’s account of your choice. Power Bucks can be purchased by check or credit card.
Whether you give of your time or resources, you are making a difference that will send a lifelong, heartwarming message. So, this holiday season, consider starting a new tradition. And no matter how you choose to give, at the end of the day, any donation of time, love, and compassion will likely be treasured.