Commitment to Community
A key component of our quality of life lies in the strength of our community. Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PDEC), demonstrates their enduring commitment to the community in several ways.
Seeking help through Operation Round Up®?
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Operation Round-Up® is designed to help those who are having hardships and improve the quality of life for everyone in the Pee Dee.
As a member of PDEC, your participation in Operation Round-Up provides funding for non-profit organizations and individuals, who qualify throughout the Pee Dee region. When you become a PDEC member, your bill is automatically “rounded-up” to the nearest dollar. The average contribution per member is only $6 per year. Members may opt-out at any time.
All funds stay in the Pee Dee. There are specific guidelines for awarding these funds for such needs as food, shelter, clothing, health care, and non-profit organizations that provide needed services to our communities.
The Pee Dee Electric Trust Board–made up of community leaders from Pee Dee Electric’s six-county service area who serve on a voluntary basis–meets monthly to consider and review applications. In the true cooperative spirit, Pee Dee Electric and member-owners help fulfill the cooperative mission—to improve the quality of life for themselves, their neighbors, and their communities.
In March, April and May, PDEC donated $2,500 to the Florence Airport for an explosives dog, $2,500 to Darlington Senior Center Meals on Wheels, $2,500 to the American Red Cross, $1,500 to Lighthouse Ministries, $1,500 to the Community Youth Learning Center in Britton’s Neck, and $1,000 to New Vision Community Development Corporation. (all photos not available due to COVID19.)
PDEC’s Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Singletary donates $2,500 to All4Autism Executive Director, Jessica Brown in March of 2020. All 4 Autism is a local advocacy group with the sole purpose of increasing awareness, resources, and support for those of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Pee Dee Region, and their families.
PDEC’s Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Singletary presents a donation of $2,500 to Linda Johnson, director of the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County/Meals on Wheels in February of 2020. Nutritionally balanced meals are delivered to homebound senior citizens by staff and local volunteers to combat hunger and associated health consequences.
Chris Port, Energy Services Representative and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fuller present a $1,500 donation to the team of volunteers at Foster Care Clothing Closet in December of 2019. They exist to provide support in the form of clothing and supplies for wonderful families that open up their hearts and homes to foster children looking for a sense of belonging.
PDEC’s Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Singletary presents Executive Director, Wayne Jackson of Mercy Medicine Free Clinic an Operation Round Up donation of $2,500 in September of 2019. Mercy Medicine Free Clinic serves Florence and Williamsburg counties to provide free medical and dental assistance to low-income, uninsured adults without healthcare benefits.
PDEC’s Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Singletary presents Toys for Tots Coordinator, Rujon Williams, Retired United States Marine Corps from Darlington, SC with a $5,000 donation. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys from October through December each year to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in the Pee Dee.
Warren Jeffords – Chair, Lamar
Johnny Quick – Vice Chair, Society Hill
Andrea McGill – Secretary, Darlington
Tommy Stephens – Treasurer, Dillon
Elaine Atkinson, Hartsville
Carolyn Cain, Marion
Donny Gerald, Marion
Bert Kelley, Hartsville
Mathew Langston, Florence
Nicki Spears, Darlington
PDEC Marketing Vice President Jeff Singletary is the staff program administrator.