The Pay It Forward program, begun in 2015, was born out of a desire to continue the good work of the 75 Acts of Kindness community initiative.

Every Laurens Electric Cooperative employee is entered into a random drawing to receive $500 to pay forward in any way they choose. Each month a new name is drawn, and the employee then has one month to apply the funds toward their own act of kindness.

This initiative is budget-neutral; the funds will come from Laurens Electric’s charity events, which employee volunteers make possible.

Employees and the community will enable individual employees to help individuals in the community, and that’s a win-win situation.

Pay It Forward December 2021 – Mike Tucker

IT Help Desk technician Michael Tucker paid forward $500 to Hospice of Laurens County in honor of his mother, aunt, and grandmother. Mike’s mother passed away on November 29, 2019 after a long 6-year battle with Alzheimer’s. He said “The Hospice nurses were at the funeral and would even come by the house a few…


Pay It Forward November 2021 – Jason Tumblin

Lineman Jason Tumblin paid forward $500 to Love1 Ministries at Woodruff Church of God. Pastor Jason Tucker, or “Tuck” as he is referred to by friends and family, is the Founder and Director of the student ministry focusing on 7th grade through college-age teenagers and young adults. The mission of Love1 ministries is “to bring…


Pay It Forward October 2021 – Dena Moore

Human Resource Manager Dena Moore paid forward $500 to The Chandler School in Greenville. The 501(c) (3) non-profit school, located in the historic C. Granville Wyche House on Augusta Street, serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The student body is comprised of unique and talented children with a wide range of learning styles who…


Pay It Forward September 2021 – Charlie Crowder

Manager of Warehousing and Fleet Maintenance Charlie Crowder paid forward $500 to The Open Door Christian Center in Clinton. The non-profit organization targets three areas of ministry: homelessness, with an emergency shelter for men, women, and women with children; addiction, providing alcohol and drug rehabilitation for men and women; and hunger, operating a soup kitchen….


Pay It Forward August 2021 – Pam Campbell

Engineering Aide Pam Campbell paid forward $500 to NHC Laurens rehabilitation department. Ten years ago, Pam was hospitalized with Wegner’s autoimmune disease. “I was so weak after being intubated for 3 weeks that I could not do regular therapy,” Pam said. That’s when her family began looking into nursing homes. “NHC had room for me…


Pay It Forward June 2021 – Staci Shipman

System Controller Staci Shipman paid forward $500 in supplies to the staff of NHC Laurens, in memory of her father. NHC HealthCare Laurens’  campus is home to a post-acute 24-hour skilled nursing Health Care Center providing for individuals who need skilled nursing care after a stroke, joint replacement surgery, a cardiac procedure or a serious…


Pay It Forward May 2021 – Buddy Cauley

Underground System Supervisor Buddy Cauley paid forward $500 to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville. The Greenville campus, established in 1927, is one of 22 hospitals in an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18…


Pay It Forward April 2021 – Janet Fant

Customer Service Representative Janet Fant paid forward $500 to help her church open its doors again after being closed during the Pandemic. Saint Matthew AME Zion Church in Whitmire has been closed since March of 2020 for the safety of its members. The church’s pastor, Reverend Edward J. Wilson, said, “This donation will assist us…


Pay It Forward March 2021 – David Hammond

Marketing Specialist David Hammond paid forward $500 to Piedmont Agency on Aging, a private, non-profit, 501© 3 organization serving Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, and Saluda counties in upstate South Carolina. The agency offers services that assist seniors while preserving their independence and dignity.  These services include meals on wheels, transportation, educational & recreational programs and telephone…


Pay It Forward February 2021

Manager of Distribution Services Jeff Knight paid forward $500 to Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries, headquartered in Greenwood, S.C. Connie Maxwell is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1892. Each year, more than 200 children and their families participate in one of the ministry’s core programs: residential care, crisis care, foster care and family…


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