Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative is a community-based organization, led by community leaders on its Board of Trustees, and with a workforce of local residents. Buckeye is committed to community development and improvement of the quality of life in Southeastern Ohio. Here are a few ways that the cooperative helps the communities that it serves:

Community Development

Buckeye REC stands ready to support local community development efforts and has on staff several individuals with experience in rural economic development. The co-op maintains membership in area chambers of commerce. Employees are encouraged to join and become active in various civic organizations.

HUG Utility Gift

Give a Home Utility Gift

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative is excited to introduce the HUG program. Available year-around at any amount, a HUG card is like a gift card for your utility bill and can be sent to any Buckeye REC member, whether you know them or not, to help pay their electric bill.

Unlike normal gift certificates that are easily lost, a HUG card automatically credits the recipient’s account and will appear on their next bill. Once processed, Buckeye REC will send you a gift certificate that can be presented to the recipient or you can choose to remain anonymous. The recipient does not need to take any action once they have received a HUG card. Remember, you can also contribute to the HUG fund directly, which will be used to assist any Buckeye REC member facing difficulties with their utility bills.

Members can purchase a HUG card at our office using cash, check, or card, or download and complete the order form HERE, then send it to us in the mail or by dropping it off at our office. Need help or have questions about the HUG program? Give us a call at 740.379.2025.

Buckeye REC Supports 4-H Students

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative supports and encourages 4-H students who show livestock animals at the local fairs. It takes a lot of hard work to get an animal show ready and we’d like to hear all about it! If possible, Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative would like to connect with you at the fair.

Please complete and submit the 4-H Participant Recognition form HERE, within 14 days of your livestock sale, to help us better communicate with you prior to and during the fair. This form should be used in conjunction with or in lieu of a written letter. In addition, be sure to include photos of you with your show animal.

We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you at the fair!