Who Inspires You?


Your Co-op, in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the second annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes. It’s a chance for Co-op members to nominate someone who’s making a difference in our community, and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections. In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion. Last year, DEC member Karli Swope, a founder of the Grass Roots Rescue Society in Rehoboth was named a winner. She received a donation to help her keep rescuing neglected animals! 

To nominate a local hero in Delaware, members can go to whopowersyou.com and submit their nominee’s name, photo and a brief description of how they make a difference in our community. Nominations open on Oct. 2 and must be submitted by midnight on Nov. 4. Only members of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, including DEC, are eligible to be nominated. Winners will be announced in December. An independent panel of judges will select winners based upon the positive impact they make on the community, creativity of the entry and the number of votes they receive. 

Prize money totaling $9,000 will be awarded to the following winners:

•    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000

•    Second Place: $2,000

•    Third Place: $1,500

•    Honorable Mention: $500

DEC and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives launched the #WhoPowersYou Contest in 2016 to honor people making a powerful impact in their community