For us, concern for community is a matter of principle. Here are some of the ways we’re giving back this year.
PEC United Charities
Our staff donated $145,118, and PEC contributed another $100,000, which helped support 246 charitable organizations.
Hill Country Community Cupboard
Inspired by a story of neighbors helping neighbors, PEC Media Relations Specialist Caroline Tinsley Porter proposed a new giving project at PEC: a freestanding food pantry we call the Hill Country Community Cupboard. Members of the community are encouraged to stock it with non-perishable food and hygiene items, and those in need are welcome to take what they need. The first cupboard now stands outside PEC’s headquarters in Johnson City. Look for more coming soon to other PEC offices.
We gave $10,000 to area nonprofits in PEC Community Grants this year and, through grant-writing assistance, helped secure another $50,000 in LCRA grants for local community organizations.
Volunteering in Haiti
For the third year in a row, we’re sending a crew of volunteer lineworkers to Haiti with NRECA International. PEC Journeyworker Matthew Howell and lineworker apprentices Sinjin Horton and Nick Morris will help extend and improve electric service to remote villages later this year.