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When you think of your co-op — and it really is your co-op — we hope you know that our employees and trustees are looking out for you. Our goal isn’t just delivering reliable electricity at an affordable price. For us, it’s all about improving the quality of life of our members — every single day.
From time to time, we check in with you and your fellow co-op members to make sure we’re meeting that goal—and to find out where we can improve. You may remember the survey that was in the November edition of South Carolina Living.
From Nov. 2 until Dec. 15, we — along with most of South Carolina’s other electric cooperatives — collected those surveys. Thousands of them, in fact.
The responses were sent off to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®), one of the oldest and most highly regarded industry satisfaction studies available. ACSI is the real deal, publishing customer satisfaction scores for more than 400 companies across more than 40 industries every year.
I’m pleased to report that York Electric Cooperative earned a 2023 ACSI® score of 93 out of a maximum score of 100.*
If the ACSI score is a report card, we’re doing pretty well. Your co-op had one of the top five highest ACSI scores among Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. For the sake of comparison, our score is much higher than the average rating for investor-owned utilities (72) and municipal utilities (71), according to the 2023 ACSI Utility Sector Report. Our score is even higher than the average scores of other cooperatives across the country (74).
To put it into even clearer perspective, when I think about Chick-fil-A, the first thing that comes to mind is their excellent customer service. Unsurprisingly, the chain earned the fast-food industry’s highest ACSI score in 2023. It was an 85.
I’m honored that our members hold us in such high regard. And I’m excited for the challenge of continuing to meet a standard that has been set so high.
I believe this score is a testament to our employees. I see their commitment to service every day. Clearly, you see it too.
We know there is always room for improvement. That’s why we conduct these surveys, and it’s why we are always looking for ways to better serve you.
On behalf of our employees and board of trustees, thank you for being part of what makes this co-op special.
President and Chief Executive Officer
*Results based on data provided by York Electric Cooperative collected between Nov. 2, 2023, and Dec. 15, 2023. ACSI® did not regulate the survey administration or sample size. ACSI is a registered trademark of the American Customer Satisfaction Index LLC. For more information, please visit the ACSI website.
At the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center, a high school lineworker program is empowering young adults pursuing careers in utilities. Don Hamrick, a retired lineman from Duke Energy, oversees the program, using his extensive knowledge in the industry to prepare students for entry level jobs. York Electric has played a pivotal role in the Utility Line Worker program.
In 2019, York School District and Clover School District partnered with Comporium, Duke Energy and York Technical College, receiving a grant for line equipment and a bucket truck. Since then, six students from each school district, totaling 12 students each year, have joined the program, which emphasizes practical skills and safety in utility operations. This year, ten students will graduate with the equivalent knowledge and experience of an apprentice lineman.
The curriculum is comprehensive, covering the operation of line trucks, skid steers, bucket trucks and mini excavators. Both in and out of the classroom, students experience the daily life of a line worker. They learn to climb utility poles, understand safety protocols and explore various aspects of utility work, including both overhead and underground maintenance. However, the program extends beyond technical skills, incorporating instruction on metering, billing and accounting, providing a holistic view on utility company operations.
Program participants assume the role of apprentices, ensuring a smooth transition to the workforce upon graduation. Local linemen rodeos offer students the opportunity to network with potential employers. Program alumni have accepted offers from several utility companies, including Williams Electric Company, Pike Electric, Duke Energy and YEC. One graduate pursued linework in west Texas, highlighting the program’s broad reach and demand for skilled linemen apprentices.
Hamrick describes the importance of contributions from local companies, stating that YEC has been instrumental to the program’s success.
“When I came on my first day, we had nothing, absolutely nothing. The co-op brought us unused transformers, insulators, materials and poles,” he recalls.
The most recent contribution, a used line truck, constitutes a crucial addition and a testament to YEC’s commitment to the program’s growth. Mirroring industry standards, the line truck promises a realistic and valuable experience for the students who will use this equipment every day in the field.
“I never planned on teaching after retirement,” Hamrick says, “but I’m sure glad I decided to. This program has been rewarding in so many ways for me and the students.”
by Emma Sutton
Why we trim
Maintaining right-of-way around power lines not only helps eliminate trees and branches that could cause an outage, but it also helps us reach our equipment quickly to repair damages and get the lights back on for members. Go to our right-of-way page for the current maintenance schedule and a map showing when we will be in your area. Thank you for your understanding as we make these necessary cuts and trims to keep your lights on.
WHEN: Friday, March 8 from 9-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: York Electric Cooperative, 1385 E. Alexander Love Hwy., in our meeting room parking lot.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Enjoy a cup of coffee while you explore the options for electric vehicles. You’ll learn information about EV cars and charging, as well as an overview of your co-op’s EV program. Local dealers will also offer test drives and information about their cars.
Let us know if you plan to attend. Just scan the QR code below or visit our Cars & Coffee page.
Yes! It's real! Members who received power from York Electric Cooperative between January 1, 2007, and January 31, 2020, may receive a bill credit on either their February or March 2024 bill. The credits (for amounts less than $25) and checks (for amounts $25 or greater) are the result of the settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving the failed nuclear construction project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Fairfield County.
The funds are being paid by Santee Cooper, which owned the project along with SCE&G (now Dominion Energy). YEC did not own the project. However, because we buy from Santee Cooper some of the power we deliver to our members, some members may be due bill credits or payments. Your cooperative did not calculate the payments. They resulted from a court-approved process after a settlement agreement was reached between the parties in the class-action lawsuit.
YEC achieves goals in 2023
At YEC, we are always working to serve you with excellence. For example, did you know it costs 67 cents to mail your monthly billing statement? Our team has worked to reduce this cost by encouraging members to sign up for electronic billing. Now, more than 40 percent of our members receive their monthly bill by email.
In May 2023, we returned the highest total in your co-op’s history of $2.6 million in capital credits. This is a record dollar amount for your co-op, showing our financial strength. Then we returned an additional $1.5 million to members who no longer live on cooperative lines.
Perhaps most significantly, member’s rates did not increase in 2023. For every $1 you pay, only 20 cents goes to operating your co-op and covering interest expenses.
Here are some of our key performance indicators for 2023 we used to measure our success.
Member comfort and reliability
- Approximately 345 miles of right of way were cut to maintain our five-year rotation, improving the reliability, safety and outage response time for members.
- Completed the rebuilding of our Flint Hill substation, serving over 1,800 members in the Fort Mill area.
- Began construction on our new Allison Creek substation on Hwy. 274.
- Constructed a new 100 KV transmission line to serve the India Hook area of Rock Hill to improve reliability in that area.
- Identify and rebuild equipment and sections of distribution lines to strengthen reliability and outage response times.
- Help members save energy and money through the smart thermostat, community and rooftop solar, and electric vehicle programs.
- Collected GPS data for equipment locations and photographs to ensure a more accurate map of our system.
- Purchased a drone and began training employees to use this technology to efficiently inspect, review and audit equipment and storm damage.
Education and training
- Hosted installation training for electric vehicle chargers for our employees and others throughout the Southeast.
- YEC linemen participated in pole top rescue training.
- YEC employees participated in CPR, first aid and defensive driving training and cyber security classes.
- YEC employees participated in over 40 continuing education classes offered by our statewide organization, ECSC.
- We hosted other South Carolina cooperatives to collaborate on information and training, as well as sent a group of employees to visit a larger out-of-state cooperative to consider new ideas.
Community impact and giving
- Volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and Life House Women’s Shelter.
- Through our Operation Round Up Trust, the board elected to fund $329,471.45 to positively impact the most at risk in our area.
- Through the help of our community and business partners, we raised more than $100,000 at our annual Burrell Foundation auction.
- Funded $20,000 in Bright Ideas Grants for local teachers.
- Provided $14,500 in scholarships to local, senior students. Sent three rising seniors to our nation’s capital through Washington Youth Tour and four students to learn about cooperatives in Columbia through Cooperative Youth Summit.
- Honored 1,000 veterans for their service and sacrifice at our annual Veterans Day Celebration.
- Began clearing and completing initial road construction at our Springlake Business Park to attract more quality jobs and businesses in our area.
At Independence Elementary School in Rock Hill, members of the “Geek Squad” are learning proper digital citizenship on social media. The extracurricular technology club is the idea of teacher Robert Hamm. Hamm is one of 12 local teachers to receive a Bright Ideas grant from York Electric and its Operation Round Up trust. In October, a team of employees and Trust board members selected the 12 recipients. A total of $20,000 was given out to support Bright Ideas grants for up to $1,000, along with an additional 23 Amazon Wishlist fulfillment nominations for up to $500 for classroom supplies. Teachers were notified in November and December by in-person visits, calls and emails to recognize their achievements.
Bright Ideas grants were awarded to projects that will create a positive learning environment that is both fun and educational for students. Additionally, teachers were nominated by their peers and community members to receive Wishlist fulfillments.
By supporting innovation and creativity, YEC and the Operation Trust board help to make local teachers’ dreams a reality and learning more engaging for students.
Grants are available to all teachers within York Electric Cooperative’s service territory, kindergarten through 12th grade. If you are a local teacher interested in applying for the Bright Ideas Grant Program for the 2024/2025 school year, the online application will be open on June 28.
Amazon Wishlist Fulfillment Recipients
- Natalie Ashe, 5th Grade English and Social Studies
- Kayla Blackwell, 5th Grade Math and Science
- Beth Bridges, 5th and 6th Grade Special Education
- Madison Bryant, 7th and 8th Grade Special Education
- Melina Burkell, 8th–12th Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
- Kathryn Burt, 4th Grade Math and Science
- Stephanie Caston, Kindergarten
- Angela Covington, 9th–12th Grade Engineering Pathway
- Hayleigh Fulton, 2nd Grade
- MaryAshley Gilfillan, 4K
- Amanda Heckert, Kindergarten-3rd Grade
- Scottee Horne, Special Education Multi-Level III
- Kimberly Long, Kindergarten Special Settings
- Janet Maslankowski, Kindergarten–5th Grade Special Education
- Courtney Montgomery, 1st Grade Math, Reading, History and Science
- Sharon Morrison, 11th–12th Grade Calculus
- Tierney Norris, 5th Grade Math
- Dawn O’Donnell, 6th Grade Math
- Michelle Sanders, 2nd–6th Grade Special Education
- Kimberly Taylor, 2nd Grade
- Kaicee Thomasson, 9th–12th Grade Math
- Brandi Willis, 5th Grade Science and Social Studies
- Braelyn Young, 4th Grade
2023 Bright Ideas Grant Recipients
Photos by Erin Powell
Conversations around our boardroom table remained focused on you, our valuable members, throughout the past year. As always, maintaining service excellence is prioritized so your bill stays low, your lights stay on and your voice is heard. While we highlight several of your co-op’s accomplishments for 2023 on the following page, my focus is on how we are preparing for your future.
Rising power costs and the need for more electric generation remain at the forefront of concern in our board meetings. We have worked with our peers throughout the state to address this issue and provide reasonable solutions to keep the impact on members as minimal as possible. This means negotiating for new ways to provide power generation sources to our state and educating members on using electricity wisely.
We are excited to begin the process of serving two new large industries. One project will be completed this year; the other will be completed in 2026. Not only will these opportunities provide good jobs for our area, but their local investments will positively impact our schools and local communities. Additionally, these industries will help keep your rates stable because of their large power requirements, making these economic development projects a win for our area and for your co-op.
Speaking of your board in action, you will now see a new box in each issue that will review the most important topics discussed at our prior month’s board meeting. Not only is it important to remain good stewards of each dollar that comes into the co-op, but it is also important to conduct transparent business practices with the utmost integrity.
Lastly, we are beginning our search for a new President and CEO. Paul Basha has led our co-op as a servant, humbly and generously, for over 20 years. As he nears retirement after 35 years at YEC, we will look to find an individual that will continue supporting and guiding our employees and the tremendous job they do serving you.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve as your board chairman. I am honored to lead our board as we look out for you, support our fantastic group of employees and remain focused on making a positive impact for years to come.
Board Chairman, District 1
2023 by the numbers
- Approximately 1,300 new members.
- 600,000 miles driven, 95,000 calls answered, 1,000 online chats, 2,100 emails to serve our members.
- Over 820,000 billing statements mailed.
- 100 percent of outages responded to within one hour, outside of severe storm situations.
- 95 percent yearly service satisfaction average.
- Approximately 32,000 poles inspected.
- 46 infrastructure projects completed.
During this holiday season, I can’t help but think about my many blessings. Despite the hardships many of us have faced in the past few years with higher prices and loved ones experiencing illness, we all still have much for which to be thankful.
With the upcoming Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday and the ultimate gift of Christmas, I’ve found myself reflecting on how to better serve those around me and I’d like to assure you that your co-op does the same.
When times get hard, your co-op cares. We’re not just your trusted source for power, but we also want to serve as a resource to connect those in need with help, those who can give to organizations who protect the most vulnerable, all while maintaining affordable, safe and reliable service to our members. We’re not just your power company, we’re your co-op and we’re here to always look out for you. As life ebbs and flows, your co-op’s promise of excellence remains steadfast.
As we bring this year to a close, I encourage you to review the information listed below. Perhaps you are in need of assistance, or maybe you can donate to help others. Maybe you would like to make improvements to your home or you might need more guidance on how to save energy. Either way, we’re here to help, we’re here to serve and we’re proud to be your co-op.
Do you or someone you know require assistance?
Find your school district’s community resource organization below.
The Salvation Army Gaffney Soup Kitchen (864) 489-2530
Chester Ministerial Association Food Pantry (803) 374-7778
Clover Area Assistance Center (803) 222-4837
Fort Mill Schools
Fort Mill Care Center (803) 547-7620
Hope in Lancaster County (803) 286-4673
Rock Hill Schools
Pathways Community Center (803) 366-7284
PATH (803) 684-3992
Download a PDF with 101 low- and no-cost energy-saving tips to keep your bill low this winter. Bill still high? Follow the steps provided to determine if your co-op should perform an energy audit.
The Burrell Foundation can help make life easier when hardships happen. During the Christmas season, the Foundation works with local schools across our service territory to help Christmas come to homes that Santa may not reach. If you are interested in donating to this cause, visit us online at yorkelectric.net/tbf.
President and Chief Executive Officer
May the FOURTH be with you. Save the date for your 2024 annual meeting of members on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Our team is excited to offer another year of convenient drive-thru registration and we’ll have free hot dogs again, while supplies last.
Look for more information about our annual meeting in upcoming issues of South Carolina Living, on our website and on our social media channels. Remember, your registration card will be on the cover of April’s magazine.
If you are interested in running for YEC’s board of trustees, including the vacant seat in District 2, please review the qualifications and timelines as they are written in our Bylaws (see below).
Article IV Trustees, Section 4.06 Nominations:
Not less than ninety (90) days prior to the meeting, nominations may be made by twenty-five (25) or more Members of the Cooperative in writing over their signatures on an explicit petition document listing their nominee(s) in like manner. This document must be obtained from the Cooperative no more than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the Annual Meeting and must be specific to each Trustee District. In addition to the required petition, candidates must attend a Board-developed educational program on Cooperative history, operations and governance not less than sixty (60) days prior to the next Annual Meeting or have a minimum of three (3) years of service as an electric cooperative Trustee. The educational requirement will be offered at the Cooperative on two (2) specified dates prior to the Annual Meeting. In addition to the other qualifications and requirements set forth herein, no person shall be eligible to be nominated as a Trustee candidate if they were an unsuccessful Trustee nominee for any Trustee District in any of the last three (3) years. In other words, a person may only be nominated as a Trustee candidate once every three (3) years.
The Secretary shall mail to the Members with the notice of the meeting, or separately, but at least thirty (30) days, but not more than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the meeting, a complete statement of the names and addresses of all nominees for each Trustee District from or with respect to which one (1) or more Trustees must be elected, showing clearly those who have completed the educational requirement and those who have completed a minimum of three (3) years of service as an electric cooperative Trustee. The Secretary shall post in like manner such nominations at the Cooperative offices at least forty-five (45) days prior to the next Annual Meeting.
District 2 vacancy
Former YEC Trustee Marion Comer’s seat is vacant and open to petition for candidacy from interested, qualified members. Please note—if you are successfully elected to fill this seat, you will be required to run again in 2025 per the defined term limits set forth in our bylaws.
Let us know what you think by completing our American Customer Satisfaction Survey here! In addition to the drawing for a $100 gift card, one lucky York Electric member who participates will receive a $100 power bill credit. That’s two chances to win! To be entered in both drawings, either complete the survey online, return the survey to the address provided or drop a completed survey by one of our office locations.
YEC offices will be closed to celebrate the following holidays:
- Thanksgiving–Nov. 23 and 24
- Christmas–Dec. 25 and 26
- New Years–Jan. 1, 2024
Crews will be on standby in the event of an outage. YEC wishes you and your family a healthy, safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas from your co-op!
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community events and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month. When I say York Electric celebrates Co-op Month, I really mean we are celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our loyal members.
Our core purpose is to serve as your power provider and trusted energy advisor, but we strive to do much more. At YEC, we go beyond the call of duty to help make the communities we share better places to work, live and play. Similar to how our wires run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions—because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and a good neighbor.
As members of York Electric, you help us accomplish the goal of helping our communities thrive, too. In fact, through our Operation Round Up program, you’ve helped us return over $3.7 million since 2000 to those in need and to local agencies working to help others in our area. Over 75% of our membership elects to round their electric bills to the next highest dollar to contribute to the Operation Round Up Trust. These funds are managed by a separate Board of Trustees made up of members like you and are dispersed to local help organizations doing important work in our community.
This Co-op Month, I am excited to share that we are bringing our Operation Round Up support to a new, large project! We’ve recognized a need in our community that has the potential to affect each one of us at some point and are working together with local officials to fill that need.
This year, we are planning to support the York County and Lancaster County Emergency Management offices by restocking their emergency supplies used during disasters and major emergencies. After the last major storm requiring emergency shelter of South Carolina citizens in York County, many of the necessary supplies such as cots, blankets, non-perishable foods and medical supplies were depleted. Operation Round Up is stepping in to help ensure our members— and others who may need to call our area home in a disaster—are safe and protected should an emergency occur. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project.
Being part of a cooperative means working together towards a common goal—mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community in which they live and serve alongside you. Thank you for allowing us the privilege to serve you and thank you for being a member of York Electric.
President and Chief Executive Officer
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but safe cyber behavior should be practiced year-round. When we hear about massive data breaches, it can feel overwhelming and lead us to think we’re powerless as individuals to stop cyber criminals. The truth is, there are practical steps we can take to safeguard our devices and data.
Here are four easy ways to boost your cyber security:
- Enable multi-factor authentication. Also known as two-step verification, multi-factor authentication adds a second step when logging into an account (to prove you’re really you), which greatly increases the security of the account.
- Use strong passwords and a password manager. Remember, passwords are the “keys” to your personal home online. Your passwords should always be long, unique and complex. Never use the same password twice. If you need help keeping track of all of them, try using a password manager to securely store your passwords for you.
- Update software. Regularly updating software is one of the easiest ways to keep your personal information secure. Most companies provide automatic updates and will send reminders so you can easily install them. If you’re not receiving automatic software updates, set a reminder to do so quarterly. Watch out for fake updates from cyber criminals. Always think before you click.
- Recognize and report phishing attacks. Don’t take the bait when cyber criminals go phishing. The signs of a phishing attack can be subtle, so take time to thoroughly inspect emails. Most phishing emails include offers that are too good to be true, an urgent or alarming tone, misspellings and poorly crafted language, ambiguous greetings, strange requests or an email address that doesn’t match the company it’s coming from. If you think something is “phishy,” report it.
Cyber criminals will always pose a threat, but when we take a risk-based approach to our cyber behavior, we’re creating a safer internet for all. Visit staysafeonline.org for additional cybersecurity tips.
One woman’s mission to increase awareness and make a difference
by Erin Powell
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for one York Electric Cooperative member, it’s also a time that once marked the beginning of a long, arduous journey.
At age 31, Kelly Kashmer was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, setting her on a difficult path that included 10 months of chemotherapy and 11 surgeries.
“It was difficult; there was a lot of loss for me, my friends and my family,” recalls Kashmer, who was diagnosed in the month of October.
From that moment forward, Kashmer was motivated to do everything in her power to help others going through the same experience, or who were at risk. She founded NothingPink, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and provide personalized support for individuals at high risk.
“My correlation with the color pink was everything positive,” says Kashmer, now the organization’s executive director. “It meant my girls, sunshine, cupcakes and smiles. For me and my experience with my diagnosis, there was nothing pink about breast cancer.”
Joined by a team of passionate women, Kashmer has brought the positive impact of NothingPink to the lives of women in need of support and guidance on their own journeys with breast and ovarian cancer.
Kashmer’s organization provides a local peer support program, which supplies information and shared stories of others who can understand the uniquely difficult experience of cancer. Whether an individual is at high risk, is BRCA positive or currently has cancer, they can find the help they need with NothingPink. Should a woman require surgery, NothingPink is also there to supply care packages with all the materials one might need post- surgery. Additionally, Kashmer’s group strives to provide financial assistance for those facing a variety of BRCA gene mutations, breast and/or ovarian cancer diagnosis-related difficulties, regardless of insurance status.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us in helping bring awareness to the risks of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Kashmer reminds us, “It is important to get the conversation started. Get the preventative scans and talk about your family history. It can end up saving your life.”
Visit the Nothing Pink website to find out how to get support or how you can get involved.
The impact of Operation RoundUp
Since the year 2000, members of York Electric have worked together to make a big difference in our local communities. By simply donating a few cents each month towards the Operation Round Up Trust program, members collectively raise thousands of dollars for worthy community projects in York, Chester, Lancaster and Cherokee counties.
The average member participating in Operation Round Up contributes about 50 cents a month. Over the last 23 years, this “loose change” has allowed us to give back over $3.7 million to our neighbors in need.
The Operation Round Up Trust Board is made up of local members who serve as stewards of the funds raised by the membership. Each quarter, the Board meets to review the Trust’s financial standing and hear from non- profit agencies serving the needs of our community.
Over the last five years, the Board has voted to provide $1 million of assistance to our members and the greater community. Although the impact and reach of these organizations can’t fully be categorized, these general areas help define the invaluable difference they make in our community.
Local Operation Round Up recipients
The following organizations have received Operation Round Up funding over the last five years:
Member bill assistance
- Clover Area Assistance Center
- Fort Mill Care Center
- Project Hope
- Iron City Ministries
- Tender Hearts Ministries
- Bethel Men’s Shelter
- Blessed to be a Blessing
- Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen
- Haven Men’s Shelter of York County
- Lifehouse Women’s Shelter
- Pilgrim’s Inn
- Renew Our Community (ROC)
- York Lions Club
Children and Education
- All Play Together
- Anne Springs Close Greenway Bridge Program
- Bright Ideas Grant Program
- Camp Canaan
- Children’s Attention Home
- Crooked Creek Farms
- EDGE of York County
- Early Learning Partnership
- Family Promise
- Fostering the Family
- RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center
- YMCA Camp Cherokee
Medical and End of Life Care
- Adult Enrichment Center
- All Things Possible
- American Red Cross
- Collaborative Counseling Group
- Defend the Fatherless
- Hospice and Community Care
- Keystone Substance Abuse
- Mercy House
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Palmetto Community Health Care
- Palmetto Women’s Center
- Pouches of Love
- York County Cancer Association
- Hungry Heroes BBQ
- You Can Discover Change
YEC hosts its 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Active and former members of our Armed Services, please join us at American Legion Post 34 at 524 Heckle Blvd. in Rock Hill on Friday, Nov. 10, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., for our 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. Our registration area will be marked, so look for our signs.
Please bring a copy of your power bill and your DD-214, military ID or proof of enlistment to receive a special gift and a $20 power bill credit. These are just small tokens of our appreciation for the service, sacrifice, dedication and fearlessness each of our veterans has given so that we can enjoy our freedom. We hope to see you there!
Dick Burrell was a valued member in our community and served on the York Electric Cooperative Board for more than a decade. After his passing, and to carry on his kindness and generosity, YEC named its 501c3 nonprofit after him to honor his legacy. Like Burrell, The Burrell Foundation’s mission is to make life easier when hardships happen.
You don’t know if or when you and your family will encounter an event in life that is hard to overcome. Hardships look different for everyone. Assistance could mean receiving help getting through a house fire, supporting a family in need while loved ones are in the hospital, repairing a roof for a disabled veteran, securing shelter for the most vulnerable in our community, providing the gift of Christmas to children who Santa may not reach or helping a family with transportation for those in need of extra care.
No matter the need, The Burrell Foundation is there to help fill the void and make a difference. In our research, many of the needs we heard about within the community were either singular or did not align with the missions of the diverse group of nonprofits in our area. Creating an opportunity to support this unfilled space within our community not only continues your co-op’s mission and dedication to improve the quality of life in our area, but it also makes our area more resilient.
Unlike our Operation Round Up, which is funded by the generosity of our members, The Burrell Foundation’s money comes from those in the community who wish to lend a hand to those in need. If you would like to contribute or learn more about our mission, please visit us online at yorkelectric.net/tbf.
Live Smart. Save More.
Take advantage of our Smart Thermostat Program to easily save on heating and cooling costs.
Interested in installing panels on your home? Let YEC be your trusted source of information.
Beat the Peak
The Beat the Peak program is a free and voluntary effort to help control energy costs for all cooperative members.