Claudia Mady bought a house in Fort Mill to live closer to her daughter. The move came with a bonus: Mrs. Mady won special prizes for being York Electric’s 50,000th account.
On Dec. 15, we awarded her $1,000 and made a donation of $500 to her favorite charity. When I told her about the $500, I learned what a special person was receiving our special gifts. Mrs. Mady asked if I could recommend a local organization so she could help folks in her new community. I suggested the Fort Mill Care Center, which our Operation Round Up program also supports. Mrs. Mady didn’t hesitate: “Then that’s where it’s going,” she replied.
I wasn’t surprised. The member service representatives at our Fort Mill office had told us what a sweet lady she is. True to form, Mrs. Mady returned their compliment: “They made me know that this is where I was supposed to be and that this was all going to work out,” she said.
We also shared a laugh about how it all came together. The co-op had been closely monitoring new account hook-ups for weeks to determine who would open our 50,000th. At first, when Mrs. Mady got our call that she was the winner, she thought she was being scammed. She called the local sheriff’s office! Reassuring her that the prize was the real deal, we sent our most experienced serviceman, 43-year YEC veteran Vic Wilform, to connect her service.
Special thanks to Mrs. Mady—and to the 49,999 co-op accounts that came before her!
President and Chief Executive Officer