Trico is powered with purpose
At Trico Electric Cooperative, we believe that connection powers our purpose. This connection brings us together as a community – with the understanding that we can do more together than we could do by ourselves.
Trico has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to our Members and to non-profit and charitable organizations that assist local communities in need through our COVID-19 Assistance Program.
Qualifying Members, including individuals and small businesses, can apply for bill assistance through a quick screening process. Trico employees then work with the Members to review their documentation and complete the bill credit process.
Some of the organizations awarded COVID grants include United Way of Tucson, Helmet Peak Volunteer Fire Department, Interfaith Community Services, Arivaca Helping Hearts, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Sahuarita Food Bank, and Marana Health Care. Wildfire, formerly known as the Arizona Community Action Association, also received a grant to assist Trico Members with their non-Trico bills and mortgages.
“Interfaith Community Services is greatly appreciative for the support Trico has provided to those in our community who have the greatest need,” said Tom McKinney, Chief Executive Officer.
Trico is also working to help local schools. The Trico Foundation recently approved almost $100,000 in grants to local school districts, so their students have access to the internet and their staff have the personal protective equipment they need. Trico also donated 200 digital thermometers to Marana Unified School District for families who do not have a thermometer at home. This will allow the parent to assess their child’s daily temperature prior to sending them to school.
“As a non-profit, member-owned utility, putting our members first is a guiding principle that has never been more important than it is now,” said Vincent Nitido, Trico’s CEO and General Manager. “We will continue to support our membership and the communities we serve throughout this crisis.”