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 July 2022 – Justin Brock

Lineman Justin Brock paid forward $500 to the American Cancer Society. Justin made the donation “in honor of my Granny Josie Lollis and in memory of my Papa Johnny Lollis.” The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. With Global Headquarters in Atlanta,…


Pay It Forward June 2022 – Donna Harbin

Field Services Dispatcher Donna Harbin paid forward $500 to the Prisma Health–Upstate Children’s Hospital’s Facility Dog Program. The Canine F.E.T.C.H. (Friends Encouraging Therapeutic Coping and Healing) Unit is Prisma Health–Upstate’s animal-assisted therapy program for patients and their families. Facility dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a handler to care for patients at Prisma…


Pay It Forward May 2022 – Cody Southern

Lineman Cody Southern paid forward $500 to the Hejaz Shriners of Upstate South Carolina on behalf of the Hillbilly Clan # 2, a sideline degree of Shriners that devotes its time and resources to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Shriners International Mission is to: Be the premier fraternal organization for men of good character….


Pay It Forward April 2022 – Karla Lowe

Staking Technician Karla Lowe paid forward $500 to Laurens Electric’s chapter of WIRE – or Women Involved in Rural Electrification – a community service organization consisting of electric cooperative employees and members who champion various local charities and fundraisers. Karla said, “Most people don’t really know all the great things WIRE does.” For instance, during…


Pay It Forward March 2022 – Jamie Tumblin

Field Service Technician Jamie Tumblin paid forward $500 to Parkinson’s Foundation Carolinas. Jamie made the donation in honor of his mother, and said, “I don’t think people hear about Parkinson’s as much as some other chronic diseases.” The Parkinson’s Foundation aims to makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing…


Pay It Forward February 2022 – Wesley Norris

Apprentice Line Technician Wesley Norris paid forward $500 to the South Carolina chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wesley said, “I feel everyone should get to have one special moment to spend with their loved ones doing something they love and having the opportunity to forget about their illness for a short period of time. This…


Pay It Forward January 2022 – Sandi Boazman

In January, Member Service Representative Sandi Boazman’s name was drawn to receive $500 to pay forward to a good cause. With some ingenuity and help from co-workers and community members, Sandi has turned the original $500 donation into more than $1200 in handmade bags, stuffed animals, and toiletries to help children who are transitioning into…


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…


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