When our Junction district suffered extensive flooding and emergency conditions the week of October 8, PEC Chief Executive Officer Julie C. Parsley and members of the executive team knew they could count on PEC employees to help. Together, PEC employees and leadership, along with the PEC Board of Directors, raised $5,312, with $3,437 coming as personal donations from Parsley and the executive team.
“As a cooperative, we have a special opportunity to give back and serve our community,” Parsley said when she proposed the donation drive. “And I can’t think of a stronger way to show our support for Junction than for PEC employees to come together to help our neighbors in need.”
The raised funds, which will be disbursed to the Junction Ministerial Alliance, Junction Volunteer Fire Department, and Kimble County EMS, will support first responders and community partners who provided food and aid to families affected by the flooding.
“The employees at PEC personify the cooperative difference — and the reaction to events like those in Junction prove how powerful our employee connection is,” PEC Community Relations Coordinator Caroline Tinsley Porter said. “Together, employees are proud to give back to their neighbors in need, and this generosity sets our cooperative family apart.”
We’re PEC Proud to stand by our Junction members in their time of need, and to empower and support all the communities we serve.