SINCE JANUARY 7, 1941, the success of our Cooperative has been directly related to the well-being of the communities we serve in Horry County. This year, we’re celebrating 75 years of
service, and we’re doing it by highlighting one of our core
values and guiding principles.
Commitment to community is a core value of Horry Electric and our
sister cooperatives that are a part of Touchstone Energy. It’s also an
important piece of the Seven Guiding Principles followed by all businesses
that operate using the cooperative business model.
Horry Electric has a long history of working to serve in the best interest of our membership and our community. What better way to celebrate our
75 years of service by highlighting that commitment by doing 75 Acts
of Kindness in 2016?
75 Acts of Kindness
Horry Electric Cooperative traditionally helps people in need by supporting local charitable organizations through employees who volunteer in our communities; through Operation Round Up and,
when possible, through general monetary donations.
To celebrate our history and our tradition of giving to the community
we’re going to be doing 75 Acts of Kindness with a value of up to $500
Recipients do not have to be members of Horry Electric, but they
must be located in Horry County. General local charities that benefit
HEC members are eligible, but they must submit an application for a
specific one-time project. Schools and school groups; churches and
individuals are also eligible to apply as long as the purpose of their proposed community service project benefits an individual or group of people in Horry County.
The funding for this initiative is included in the 2016 budget for Horry
Electric’s 75th Anniversary. Funds requested must be for specific, one-time
acts. Applications are available online; at our main office on Cultra Road in Conway and at our Socastee office.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will end when 75 Acts of Kindness are complete.
We have an application review committee made up of employees who each represent the primary communities in which we serve. Throughout the year, as they review these applications and approve an individual Act of Kindness, we’ll keep you updated. The information will be published in the monthly magazine and/or through our social media outlets.
Tune in and join us in celebrating our anniversary and the 75 Acts of Kindness. It’s going to be quite a year!