Pay It Forward January 2023 – Jordan Gaines

Lineman Jordan Gaines paid forward $500 to Hickory Tavern Elementary School to help them build a new playground. According to School Librarian Claudia John, the Hickory Tavern Panthers have been raising funds for the project for the past several years. “The playground we currently have has been there for a long time and is starting to fall…


Pay It Forward November & December 2022 – Matt Smith and June King

About the time Matt Smith, Energy Programs Specialist, was pondering how to pay forward $500 as November’s recipient of the LEC employee Pay It Forward program, Billing Supervisor Amy Hughes received a call from a co-worker about a family in need. “The family, who are Laurens Electric members, had just suffered a job loss, and…


Pay It Forward October 2022 – Don Roy

Don Roy, LEC’s Manager of Technical Services, paid forward $500 to the Fountain Inn Kids Enrichment Center, or FIKE. FIKE is a non-profit after-school service for children in need, offering free snacks, homework tutoring, life skill classes, fitness/recreation, and more. Every afternoon during the school year, children come from local schools to Capstone Church in…


Pay It Forward September 2022 – Sheila Drown

Plant Accountant Sheila Drown paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Safe Home, a non-profit agency that serves victims of domestic violence in Abbeville, Laurens and Saluda Counties. The Safe Home provides 24-hour services for victims of domestic violence, including an emergency shelter, helping clients obtain orders of protection, and advocacy for counseling, legal, social,…


Pay It Forward August 2022 – David Stevenson

System Engineer David Stevenson paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Safe Home, a non-profit agency that serves victims of domestic violence in Abbeville, Laurens and Saluda Counties. David said, “I recently learned the Safe Home is in the process of expanding its facilities, which highlights a growing problem in our community.” Safe Home provides…


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…