‘We are doing the best we can:’ Power crews receive meals in Jackson County

‘We are doing the best we can:’ Power crews receive meals in Jackson County
‘We are doing the best we can:’ Power crews receive meals in Jackson County(WYMT)
Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 6:52 PM EST
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -

Update 02/19/2021: Friday morning, power crews with Jackson County Cooperative had a warm breakfast before heading out to work.

Jackson Energy Cooperative officials brought in 260 field workers to help get the power turned back on in the company’s service area.

“This is one of the locations where approximately 70 to 80 of those field personnel are being fed breakfast, lunch and supper,” said President and CEO of Jackson Energy Cooperative Carol Wright.

Jackson Energy Cooperative and those with the Bond Holiness Church have been in partnership for years to feed crew members.

“Our work is volunteer work here, preparing, serving,” said Pastor Kevin Llyod.

Crews filled up on gravy and biscuits, sausage or ham before heading out to work.

”We are doing the best we can to get people’s lights on,” said working foreman Jon Tillery. “The terrain, the cold, the ice makes it a lot harder for us, we’re dealing with it, we’re getting through,” he added.

Crews working long hours to get power restored.

”They’re in here smiling because they’re actually warm and they’re getting a hot meal,” said Wright. “That’s the least we could do for their sacrifice,” she added.

The church provided sacked lunches for workers.

”Having somebody put in a little effort for hot meals, it helps you, it helps out, it really does,” said Tillery.

Chruch members working to give back with one meal at a time.

“I said son what’s out in those woods? He said there’s some trees that are breaking, I said there’s some brave men out there,” said Llyod.

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Posted by Jackson Energy on Friday, February 19, 2021

Original Story:

We’ve seen many examples of loving your neighbor during these harsh winter storms.

Several volunteers gathered together in Jackson County with the help of Jackson Energy Cooperative to help feed breakfast, lunch and dinner for power crew members.

WYMT wants to thank all volunteers and power crews during these winter storms.

Community is what makes our region move forward and we need to support one another.

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Posted by Linda Ealy on Thursday, February 18, 2021

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