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…


Pay It Forward January 2021

Member Service Representative Cassandra Silvia paid forward $500 to a GoFundMe campaign to benefit a first responder family in Laurens County after a fire on New Year’s Day took everything from them. Cody Heithold is a Police Officer with the Clinton Police Department and his fiancé Mary Moss works for the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office….


Upstate high school students compete for $5,000 scholarship

For immediate release   July 20, 2020   Contact: Chase Toler, 803-727-5205, chase.toler@ecsc.org |  Van O’Cain, 803-609-8978, van.ocain@ecsc.org   Upstate high school students compete for $5,000 scholarship Eight Upstate high school students are competing with students from across South Carolina for a chance at a $5,000 college scholarship in a competition sponsored by the state’s…


Pay It Forward June 2020

Workflow Administrator Jeny Landrith paid forward $500 to Stop Soldier Suicide, an organization in pursuit of the goal to reduce the military suicide rate to the national average. The organization was founded by three U.S. Army veterans in 2010 amid the worst suicide crisis our military has ever seen. Through their experiences, they realized that…


Pay It Forward May 2020 – Aaron Dasher

Line Technician Aaron Dasher paid forward $500 to Laurens Electric’s Give 5 program,intended to help those faced with growing electricity bills as a result of economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The voluntary program, launched May 1, allows cooperative members to help fellow members as hundreds in our area have lost jobs or seen…


Local students to receive scholarships, Virtual Youth Experience

IN FEBRUARY, Laurens Electric Cooperative selected 3 local high school students to represent the cooperative and be part of a memorable summer experience. Clair Cato of Southside Christian School, Jermarius Evans of Laurens District 55 High School, and Julia Marlett of Laurens Academy were scheduled to go to Washington, D.C. for the Rural Cooperative Youth…


Pay It Forward April 2020

Customer Service Representative Edwenia Earle-Nelson paid forward $500 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries, or AIM. AIM is a non-profit organization founded by churches to meet the needs of struggling individuals and families in Anderson County through job, housing, hunger, and crisis programs. Their mission is “Connecting people with support, resources, and education so they can empower…


Beware of Covid-19 scams

A pandemic like COVID-19 creates opportunities for utility scams as criminals prey upon their victims’ fears. Scammers may threaten you with everything from legal action to turning off power to your home. Utility scams can involve an individual posing as an employee of Laurens Electric Cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to…


Tips for Entertaining Kids During Social Distancing

Social Distancing can be hard on anyone, but it is especially challenging for young kids (and their parents!). What can you do when school is out, and you need to stay home? Here are some tips on how you can destroy boredom and keep your kids entertained! Keep Them Moving Kids need to exercise, too!…