We realize a lot of our community has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you have been out of work or have been personally affected by the virus, your co-op wants to help. A new program, Give $5, offers an opportunity for members to donate $5 or more on their electric bill for one or two months to help other YEC members in need— and YEC will match the donation up to $100,000.
This program was designed to provide a collective place to give. Many who want to offer a helping hand don’t know how to help or where to give. YEC saw an opportunity to partner with those who are willing and able to donate funds to make a difference and lift up those who have fallen on hard times. This crisis was unplanned, unimaginable and unprecedented, but together we can persevere and come out stronger.
Like your co-op, this is a program you can trust. Each dollar raised will be collected at YEC, recorded and appear as a tax deduction for the donating member. Furthermore, these dollars will be disbursed to four of the largest help agencies in our area to distribute to members to help pay their electric bill.
We know many of you are currently out of work and that you might benefit from this program. The first step is to contact our member services team so that we can help you manage your account. Our team is only a phone call away, ready and willing to help. If you are already behind on your payments or anticipate a financial crisis because of the virus, give us a call at (803) 684-4248.
We’re local people looking out for you. Our team is committed to helping you navigate these uncharted waters, one step at a time, while providing you with affordable, reliable energy.
President and Chief Executive Officer