April’s recipient of the employee Pay It Forward funds, Lineman Wayne Fricks, donated $500 to local organizations and individuals.
In addition to helping an Enoree woman who needs a lung transplant and donating to the Laurens County Food Ministry, Wayne also gave to United Ministries of Clinton.
The organization provides financial help to qualifying residents of Laurens County. Services include:
- Rent Assistance
- Utilities Assistance
- Financial Assistance
- Food Bank Services
Call (864) 938-9070 for more information on qualifications of benefits.
The Pay It Forward program began in 2015.
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.