NOVEC and NOVEC HELPS donate to area food banks

May 11, 2020

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500,

MANASSAS, Va. -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its employee-led nonprofit organization, NOVEC Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (HELPS), jointly are giving $11,000 in May to 11 area food banks in the counties NOVEC serves — Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford. The donations are geared to helping area residents who need food because of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

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“While our first priority is keeping the lights on, helping others is how we take service to the next level,” says NOVEC HELPS Executive Director Ashley Arnold.

“NOVEC and NOVEC HELPS are committed to helping our community during this uncertain time,” says NOVEC Vice President of Public Relations Lisa Hooker. “Assisting local food banks as they provide much needed food to families in need is one way we’re doing that.”


NOVEC HELPS, Hands Engaged in Local Public Service, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization of NOVEC employees who volunteer their time to help others and engage other employees in community service projects. The NOVEC HELPS board of directors votes on programs and events to support, whether with financial donations or with feet on the ground. To donate or learn more, visit    


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity and energy services to more than 172,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. The utility is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States. Find more information at, or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.  

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