Message from CEO Mike Fuller: We are all in this together – not some of us, all of us.

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

We are all in this together – not some of us, all of us.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adhering to the recommended guidelines set forth by Gov. Henry McMaster and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—social distancing, stay home, wash your hands and consider wearing a cloth mask. We hope all of our members are following these guidelines as well.

There is a light at the end of this tunnel and we will get through this together.

Today, we want to stay focused on what matters most:  Our No. 1 priority is the health and well-being of all our neighbors.  That must be our main goal.  And, we cannot forget to say a prayer for all the healthcare workers and other first responders, who are working tirelessly to combat the virus and mitigate its spread through our communities.

We also understand the coronavirus outbreak may have caused unintended financial hardships within our community, and PDEC has taken steps to support members, who through no fault of their own, are juggling financial obligations as their jobs have negatively been affected.  Some members may have faced a reduction in employment or layoffs while others have been confined to their homes, which makes 24-hour electric service vital.

PDEC has temporarily suspended disconnections for those unable to cover their electric bills.  Please call one of our member service representatives at 843-665-4070 if you need extra time in paying your bills. This is just one way we can assist our members during this crisis.  We have been and will remain here for you.

Members who are facing unusual hardships may apply for an “Operation Round Up” donation.  This program has been in existence since 1991 and more than $3 million has been distributed to needy organizations and individuals throughout our communities.  PDEC remains committed to the members we serve.  For more information and an application, visit this link on the PDEC website:  https://www.pdec.com/our-community/operation-round-up/

And, let’s remember to shop local and boost those small businesses, which have felt this crisis the most.  Supporting our local communities has always been our priority at PDEC.

Again, we’re here to help.  Call us at 843-665-4070 to discuss your situation.  We’ll get through this together.

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