Ozark Cares

We love our communities.

We love and care about the members we serve. By supporting the many different organizations in our communities through our Ozarks Cares program, we intend to improve their lives by giving back.


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With Ozarks Cares, we focus on volunteering, giving and educating.


Volunteering is extremely important to us. Our employees give nearly 1,000 hours each year to multiple organizations through the employee volunteer program of Ozarks Cares. These hours don’t come close to reflect the actual time our employees spend working within our communities to make a difference. We have volunteer firemen, little league coaches, 5K race participants and church volunteers all going above and beyond to help those in need. We are a part of these communities and we encourage our employees to continue making an impact on these groups in their volunteer efforts.


Giving back to the people and the communities we serve is an essential part of who we are. Since 2002, we have raised almost half a million dollars for local non-profits. Half of that comes directly from our employees’ very generous pockets. With “Concern for Community” being one of the seven principals of cooperatives nationwide, we always encourage the attitude of giving back to our community. We believe we have an important responsibility to help improve our communities and the lives of our members.

We feel it is our duty to do our part in contributing to educating our younger members. Each year we sponsor four local high school juniors to attend the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington D.C., an all-expenses paid trip to learn about our nation’s government, history and their place in our nation’s future. We also give out more than $25,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors graduating each year. We value this role we are able to play in their education and want to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

We also offer a scholarship to one graduating senior to obtain a High-Voltage Lineman Certification from Arkansas State University in Newport, Arkansas.

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