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…


1,277 Laurens Electric Cooperative members without power

Crews will work around the clock; 100 additional lineworkers assisting Employees of Laurens Electric Cooperative have responded to thousands of reports of power outages in the aftermath of today’s winter storm, most in Laurens County. High winds, falling trees, and snow and ice, are responsible for most of the damage. The storm is currently affecting…


Laurens Electric Cooperative prepared for winter storm

Storm preparation and plan of action already in place With extreme winter weather such as ice and freezing rain looking increasingly possible for our area, Laurens Electric Cooperative is urging its members to make preparations now in case of widespread and prolonged power outages. Before a storm ever hits, Laurens Electric Cooperative plans how to…


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…