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.