Pee Dee Electric Awards Care to Share Grant Recipients

Pee Dee Electric is pleased to announce our Care to Share grant recipients for 2023. Last year, members contributed more than $120,000 to deserving non-profit organizations, and grants were awarded in Anson, Richmond, Scotland and Union Counties. As a member-owned electric co-operative, Pee Dee Electric believes in giving back and improving the quality of life in our communities.

Funding for the Care to Share program comes from members of the electric cooperative generously rounding up their electric bills to the next dollar amount. Members have contributed more than $1.8 million since 2005, proving that Pee Dee Electric members have big hearts for not just their communities but also for service.

“Through the power of giving, Pee Dee Electric’s Care to Share Program brings positive impacts to the communities we serve,” Taylor Demby, manager of Marketing and Communications, stated. “We’re proud to offer grants to support local non-profits and emergency agencies.”

The maximum award for first responder agencies is $7,500, and these organizations can apply for funding every two years. For all other local non-profit organizations, the maxi-mum grant is $5,000, and they can apply for funding every three years.

“The work these non-profit organizations are doing in our communities and across our service territory is impactful,” Demby said. “We are glad we can support them through our Care to Share program.”

Organizations that received funding in 2023 are listed below.

  • Cordova Fire and Rescue
  • Scotland County Public Safety & Emergency Services Association
  • Friends of Anson County Animal Shelter
  • Ellerbe Rescue Squad
  • Anson Rescue Squad
  • Samaritan Colony
  • Gulledge Volunteer Fire Department
  • Anson County Homes of Hope
  • Lanes Creek Volunteer Fire Department
  • Laurel Hill Fire Department
  • Hamlet Depot & Museums
  • Laurelfest
  • Mt. Creek Volunteer Fire Department
  • Northside Volunteer Fire Department
  • Marshville Museum & Cultural Center
  • Rankin Museum of American Heritage
  • Richmond County Chamber of Commerce
  • Wadesboro Fire Department
  • Turning Point
  • Richmond County Crime Stoppers