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2013-08-15

Bandera Electric launches Safe Haven program to help citizens

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Bandera Electric Cooperative is guided by the seven cooperative principles. BEC strives to make its communities' safety a top priority, which is in line with the seventh principle - concern for community. The safety of the co-op's members and the children in this area is a driving force behind many actions taken at the Cooperative.
BEC has announced a new program for its service area called Safe Haven. Safe Haven is a program that allows for a person in distress, perhaps a child who is lost or being followed by a stranger, to get assistance. If they need help and spot a BEC vehicle with an attached yellow and red Safe Haven bumper sticker, they can ask for help from the Cooperative
employee. The employee will call the necessary authorities and remain with the distressed individual until help arrives.
"We will begin an education process in our communities, to include school involvement and publications, to help ensure the community members as well as BEC employees are safe during Safe Haven emergencies," said a co-op spokesman. "This is a service that our entire team here at BEC is very excited to provide our communities.'
Leslie Kramer, finance and administration manager said, "Providing great service to our members is what we do; Safe Haven is just one more way that we can serve our communities."

Pictured: Photo courtesy BEC
John Stith-Bandera Fire Marshal; Charlie Hicks-Bandera City Marshal; Daniel R. Butts-Bandera County Sheriff; Brianna Goodloe-BEC; Leslie Kramer-BEC finance and administration manager; Jay Rasberry-BEC; Tim Landes-BEC; Brandi Rincon-BEC;Mark Jebbia-BEC; Rusty Hierholzer-Kerr County Sheriff; Pam Hicks-Kerr County Deputy; and Hector Hernandez-Boerne Police stand ready to apply Safe Haven stickers to their vehicles.