February 11, 2020 – Giving back to the community we live in and love is something that LCEC takes very seriously. Just one of the many ways LCEC gives back is by supporting the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties. LCEC is extremely proud to be one of the top fundraisers for our local United Way for decades. “Part of the LCEC vision for 80 years has been to energize the communities we serve. We do this by delivering power and also through supporting the agencies in our community that offer a hand up to those in need,” said LCEC campaign chair Karen Ryan. In 2019 alone, LCEC raised nearly $215,000 through fundraisers, employee contributions, and a corporate contribution. In the past 10 years, LCEC is extremely proud to have raised upwards of $2,000,000 for the United Way! Raising this much money takes a great deal of time, elbow grease, and genuine care for the people LCEC serves. Within the 375 LCEC employees, 10 employees are Keel Club donors (contributing $1,000 or more) and nearly $34,000 has already been donated to the 2020 campaign through employee payroll deductions. In addition to giving out of the wallet, LCEC is proud to have 27 employees who participate on local Allocation teams, and others who volunteer consistently at United Way programs and agencies like the Reading Pals program, Valerie’s House, the Alliance for the Arts, and Meals of Hope. “These are our communities. We live here, work here, and raise our families here. We understand it is important for us to give back and help people who may be going through hard times,” Ryan said.
Next up on LCEC’s fundraising calendar for 2020 is our 24th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament happening on April 11 on Matlacha. Visit https://uw.lcec.net/SitePages/Fish.aspx for information on registration, sponsorships, tournament rules and more. The tournament is one of the main events for the LCEC campaign and has been successful at keeping expenses low so all of the funds go directly to local agencies to help local residents.
A focus on raising funds for the United Way and the MANY agencies they serve is just one of the ways in which LCEC energizes this community. Helping the United Way care for so many people in the community part of the corporate culture and employees feel truly honored to be able to make a difference.
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