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July 2023

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives will equip homes in Guatemala to receive first-time electricity

Oklahoma Energy Trails volunteers wire a house in a Guatemalan village. | Photo by Studio 1441

Farmers in the mountainous region of north central Guatemala will soon have their homes and farming structures fully equipped to safely receive electricity for the first time.

Volunteers from Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives as well as from cooperatives in Colorado and Arkansas will take part in the wiring effort, which is a partnership between the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) philanthropic arm, NRECA International and Heifer International.

The project will consist of conducting internal wiring of approximately 200 structures and could empower as many as 1,200 farmers and their families. Together, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives will invest in lives and bring hope to families who are in the dark.

Will you join the mission?

Help us give a tote bag filled with hygiene products and educational materials to families and children in Guatemala. Your tax-deductible gift of $20 will help sponsor a bag for a family. Visit the Energy Trails page at and click on “Donations” to donate or mail a check to Oklahoma Energy Trails Foundation, P.O. Box 54309, OKC-OK 73154.

Oklahoma volunteers:

Jarrod Hooper, Team Lead | Cotton Electric
Larry Crowell | Cotton Electric
Jerry Cundiff | Central Rural Electric
Tom Gleason | Kay Electric
Stephanie Jones | Cimarron Electric
Heath Morgan | Cotton Electric
Billy Patterson | CKenergy
Clint Robinson | Central Rural Electric
Josh Stocum, 1st Alternate | Indian Electric
Case Hurst, 2nd Alternate | Cotton Electric
Kyle Williams, 3rd Alternate | Central Rural Electric
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