GAFFNEY — The Broad River Electric Charities Board chose South Carolina flood victims as the beneficiaries of $20,000 in Operation Round Up funds. The American Red Cross and the South Carolina Cooperatives Care Foundation each received $10,000 from Broad River Electric members who participate in the Operation Round Up program.
All of the monies will go toward helping victims of last month’s historic floods in the Midlands and Coastal regions of South Carolina.
“Whether you live in the affected area or have a loved one that does, we are all impacted by the floods,” said Barbara Whitney, Chair of the Charities Board. “When a historic tragedy like that happens, you want to help in any way you can.”
Tax-deductible donations to aid South Carolina flood victims can be sent to:
S.C. Cooperatives Care Foundation, Attn: Chris Koon. 808 Knox Abbott Drive. Cayce, SC 29033-3311
American Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org/local/sc/south-carolina-flooding
Operation Round Up funds accumulate when the monthly balance of participating members’ accounts are rounded up to the nearest dollar. That extra change goes to the benevolent fund that assists individuals, organizations, and goodwill missions in and around Broad River’s service area. Board members representing the cooperative’s territories select the recipients of the funds each quarter.
Broad River Electric Cooperative is one of 20, not-for-profit, member-owned electric co-ops in South Carolina. Headquartered in Gaffney, SC, the distribution utility serves Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union, and Newberry counties in South Carolina and portions of Cleveland, Polk, and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.
Josh Crotzer (left), Broad River Electric Cooperative Member Services Coordinator, presents Mick Couick (right), CEO of the Electric Cooperatives of SC, with a check for $10,000. The funds will be used to assist flood victims in South Carolina.
Kimberly Shell (left), of the American Red Cross, is presented with a check for $10,000 by Nancy Jordan (right), of the Broad River Electric Charities Board. The funds will be used to assist flood victims in South Carolina.
This story was submitted by Broad River Electric Cooperative.