Local People. Serving You.

As a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by the people we serve, everything we do is for the benefit of our members. After all, we live here. We are your friends and neighbors. The Board of Directors who represent you are all co-op members, as are many of our employees. We take pride in providing the…


Pay It Forward – March 2019 – Lisa Foster

March’s recipient of the employee Pay IT Forward funds, Billing Representative Lisa Foster, donated $500 to the Laurens Baptist Crisis Center. The Center is a non-profit organization sponsored by the churches of the Laurens Baptist Association to give assistance to people and families in Laurens County who are in crisis situations. Kay Leagans, Crisis Center…


Laurens Electric offers golfers shot at $1 million

Come to the Haas Family Golf Center (formerly Eagle Zone) on Pelham Road in Greenville Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 for a chance to win $1 million in Laurens Electric Cooperative’s 17th Annual Hole In One Shootout. All proceeds from the event will benefit Laurens Electric’s Community Impact Initiative, which provides grants to…


Laurens Electric Cooperative names Youth Trips winners

Victoria Bass, Amber Goolsby, and Jaimeen Shah are the winners of an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. sponsored by Laurens Electric Cooperative. They will travel with other South Carolina students to the nation’s capital where they will join more than 1,400 students from across the country. The nation’s electric cooperatives sponsor the one-week event each…


Pay It Forward – February 2019 – Kim Greene

When Field Service Technician Kim Greene was selected in February as Laurens Electric’s employee Pay It Forward recipient, she chose to spread the love around the community. First, she chose to pay forward $150 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kim already donates to St. Jude’s monthly and said, “My heart goes out to these…


Santa’s Special Pay It Forward – January 2019

As a seasonal volunteer-employee of LEC, the co-op has decided that Santa Claus should also have the chance to participate in its employee Pay It Forward program. Here’s how it works: every co-op employee is entered into a random drawing to receive $500 to pay forward in any way they choose. Each month a new name…


Pay It Forward – January 2019 – Dennis Fox

Dennis Fox, a Security Consultant for ProTec Services (a division of LEC), paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Humane Society as part of Laurens Electric’s employee Pay It Forward program. Dennis said, “It was hard to make a choice because there are so many worthy causes. However, I hate seeing innocent animals suffer so…


W.I.R.E.’s Jenny Ballard Scholarship

Jenny Ballard co-founded WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) in 1981, and is the wife of then ECSC Chief Executive Officer, Al Ballard. This scholarship, in her name is sponsored by WIRE. WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have…


Pay It Forward – December 2018 – Crystal West

December’s recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds, Customer Service Representative Crystal West, paid forward $500 to the Hensley family of Taylors. The Hensley’s two-year old daughter Nicolette has struggled with a variety of medical needs since birth, and needs a special device to help her connect with others. The Tobi Dynovox Eye Gaze Communication…


Pay It Forward – November 2018 – Barry Hodges

November’s recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds, Contract Superintendent Barry Hodges, paid forward $500 to Mrs. McNeely’s 4th grade class at Fork Shoals Elementary School. Barry said, “School teachers spend so much time with these children and they see the needs that aren’t being met. Often the teachers will spend their own money on classroom…


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