The Wiregrass Way — March 2020

The Way We Give Back to the Community

Hedaya Awad and Preston Wells holding their scholarships.Cottonwood High School students Hedaya Awad and Preston Wells each received a Wiregrass Electric Cooperative (WEC) Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation scholarship in 2019. WEC awarded 21 scholarships in 2019 that totaled $33,500. WEC gives back to the community in a number of ways, from its Silent Hero partnership with WTVY to scholarships. WEC is able to do this because of its members who generously have their electric bill rounded up to the nearest whole dollar. That money is then used for charitable efforts. If you know a high school senior who deserves a scholarship, ask them to visit our Wiregrass Electric Cooperative website for a 2020 application. The deadline to apply is April 3.

Going above and beyond is something WEC proudly does each day because “just enough” isn’t enough. This is The Wiregrass Way.