WIRE’s gifts will comfort displaced seniors

Displaced residents of nursing homes around South Carolina will find a little comfort in their new homes, thanks to members of Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE).  Members from WIRE chapters affiliated with electric cooperatives across the state came together on Thursday, March 9, for their fifth annual Co-op Closet event at the offices of…


Laurens Electric Cooperative names Washington Youth Tour winners

Justin Easter, Cole Prince and Savannah Walters 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 – Dometry Dawkins – February 2017

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s February recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Customer Service Representative Dometry Dawkins. Dometry paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Literacy Council. An all-volunteer organization, the Literacy Council’s mission is to provide educational programs for the Laurens County residents and families that will enable them to better function as…


LEC announces second community solar offering

Laurens Electric Cooperative will add 150 kilowatts (kW) of capacity to its community solar program this summer, by adding 60 kW to its Mauldin solar farm and building a 90 kW solar array at its Laurens headquarters. Jim Donahoo, the co-op’s Vice President of Marketing said, “We’re excited to announce this second phase of our…


Pay It Forward – Don Thompson

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s December recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Lineman Don Thompson. Don paid forward $500 to help cover the insurance premiums of a co-worker and fellow lineman who has been medically unable to return to work for more than a year.  At the same time, that co-worker’s wife has also…


Laurens Electric offers students free trip to Washington, D.C.

An expense-paid week in Washington, D.C. will be awarded to two students by Laurens Electric Cooperative, according to Jim Donahoo, the co-op’s Director of Marketing. The annual Washington Youth Tour contest includes submitting an application and participating in an interview process. After co-op officials judge the entrants, two students will be awarded the trip, which…


Kacie Nelson Pays It Forward

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s December recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Customer Service Representative Kacie Nelson. Kacie paid forward $500 to Woodruff Manor Nursing home in Woodruff. “I’ve worked in nursing homes as a certified nursing assistant. Christmas is a time when everyone thinks of children but maybe not of our elderly population….


Keith Mason Pays it Forward

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s November recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds – Staking Technician Keith Mason – paid forward $500 in food and supplies to Tabernacle Children’s Home in Greenville, which houses orphaned children whose parents have died, children left from a broken home situation, as well as children from dysfunctional families. The Home…


James Harlan Pays It Forward

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s October recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Crew Supervisor James Harlan. James paid forward $500 in food supplies to Upstate Backpack Blessings, a volunteer-based, donation-driven organization that provides bags of food to nearly 200 students each week in local elementary, middle and high schools. According to www.upstatebackpackblessings.org, over 34,000 students…


Calvin Butler Pays It Forward

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s September recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Lineman Calvin Butler. Calvin paid forward $500 to the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. “They help a lot of people,” said Calvin, “and there are a lot of families in need. I’ve heard first-hand about a lot of the good…