Pay It Forward December 2019 – Joey Parker

Project Coordinator Joey Parker paid forward $500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . According to their website, stjude.org, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%. Joey admits he has a soft spot for kids. He said, “The kids who find themselves with a disease like cancer can’t help…


Laurens Electric offers students free trips and scholarship opportunity

Laurens Electric Cooperative is offering four local students an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. or Columbia, S.C., this summer. The annual Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit contest includes submitting an application, securing two references and participating in an interview process. After co-op officials judge the entrants, four students will be awarded one of…


Service to membership honored by co-op in 2019

Laurens Electric Cooperative has named Field Service Technician Jamie Tumblin its Employee of the Year for 2019. Supervisors submit nominations and a committee consisting of co-op senior staff discusses and selects a winner based on the following criteria: Performing beyond the call of duty, exemplifying the co-op’s core values by putting forth extra effort, and…


Pay It Forward November 2019 – Jean Hester

Cashier Jean Hester paid forward $500 to Simpsonville First Baptist Church’s Music Ministry for the Wilma Jones Ringers Handbell Choir. Jean, who has been a member of the church for 40 years and has played handbells for 30 of them, said, “The Wilma Jones Ringers is a great ministry. We have a 5 octave choir…


Pay It Forward October 2019 – Jody Cousins

Pay It Forward October 2019 – Jody Cousins Lineman Jody Cousins paid forward $500 to Fostering Great Ideas, a 501 c3 non-profit that seeks to improve the experience for every child in foster care. According to their website, fgi4kids.org, “Knowing that losses multiply, and stress amplifies the longer a child stays in care, our goal is…


Seven finalists named for South Carolina’s 2019 Mr. Football award

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl announces seven finalists for the South Carolina Mr. Football award. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association selected the finalists for the 2019 Mr. Football award. All seven players will be recognized during halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl on Saturday, December 14, at Doug Shaw…


Pay It Forward September 2019 – Ashton Curry

Cashier Ashton Curry paid forward $500 to a Laurens resident who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2018. Allyson Sherer has seen several specialists in the area and her family travels to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to undergo treatments. Ashton said, “I have followed Allyson’s journey since she was diagnosed, and recently discovered…


It pays to be a co-op member

Laurens Electric Cooperative will refund $1,000,000 in patronage Capital Credits during the month of October. If you had service with us in 1986/87, you may see a credit on your bill or get a check in the mail. As a member of Laurens Electric Cooperative, you receive several unique benefits that customers of other kinds…


Pay Forward August 2019 – Marie Bishop

LEC Payroll Administrator Marie Bishop paid forward $500 in toys, books, movies and other supplies to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Prisma Health–Upstate (formerly Greenville Memorial) hospital. She was inspired to help when her 13 year old niece Addison became critically ill in February of 2019 and was admitted to the PICU. Marie…


Upstate bikers brave scorching heat, raise $12,000 in LEC’s Ride to Give

On Saturday, August 17, Laurens Electric Cooperative hosted its 2019 annual Motorcycle Ride to Give. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 400 participants rode in this year’s event, and raised $12,000 to benefit the Cooperative Caring and the employee Pay It Forward program. The ride featured dual starts at Laurens Electric’s main office on Highway 14…


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