Giving back is the cooperative way
By Vin Nitido, Trico CEO and GM
With the holiday season upon us and the New Year just around the corner, it’s a good time to look back at this past year and how Trico was able to make a positive impact in the community during these challenging times.
First, I want to thank our employees for their dedication to our Members. As a result, Trico has operated effectively, continued to perform well financially, and met its obligation to our Members.
Because we are a cooperative, giving back is a part of who we are. We want to help our community thrive. Through our COVID-19 Assistance Program, Trico has awarded more than $600,000 in bill assistance to our Members and grants to charitable organizations that assist local communities.
Those grants included $120,000 to school districts in Trico’s service areas so their students have access to laptops and the internet and their staff have the personal protective equipment they need to stay safe and healthy.
Thanks to your generous contributions to Operation Round Up, we were able to award $70,000 in POWER Grants to local non-profit organizations in our community. Arivaca Helping Hearts is one of those local grant recipients. In a letter to the POWER Grant Selection Committee, Beth Lusby thanked Trico “for all you do for your extended community. Without the support you offer, many of the current non-profit organizations like ours would not exist.”
There is still work to be done and challenges to face, but I am proud of what we have accomplished this year. As we prepare for next year, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you and the greater community. On behalf of the Trico family, we hope your holidays are merry and bright.