Serving the community is an integral part of our mission and values. Lynches River is actively involved in the community, as are many of our employees.
Just a few of the programs we support are
- March of Dimes
- Chesterfield County First Steps
- Hospice of Chesterfield County
- Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE)
- HOPE in Lancaster County
- Relay for Life
- The United Way
- Chesterfield Soup Kitchen
- Operation Round Up
The cooperative also sponsors various sports teams, schools, booster clubs, Boys and Girls State and many other types of programs.
The cooperative offers Safety Programs and Demonstrations and event speakers for electricity-related topics. If you are interested in a safety demonstration for your group, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.
Improving lives through community support
Lynches River Electric Cooperative and cooperatives around the country adhere to the Seven Cooperative Principles which guide how we do business.
You may be familiar with the 1st Cooperative Principle—Voluntary and Open Membership, which states we are open to all persons able to use our services. The 2nd Cooperative Principle—Democratic Member Control—gives members equal voting rights: one member, one vote.
While all seven of the principles are equally important we would like to point out the 7th Cooperative Principle—Concern for Community, which has the greatest impact on not only our members but the communities in which they live.
Throughout the years Lynches River Electric Cooperative has supported the work of local nonprofit and community service organizations. Our employees serve on nonprofit boards, chambers of commerce and government councils. They volunteer as coaches, work with school booster clubs, give blood and donate to those in need.