JOHNSON CITY, Texas — The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed lives across the world, including many across the Hill Country.
As some Pedernales Electric Cooperative members are experiencing the health and financial hardships of the virus, the cooperative is launching the PEC COVID-19 Relief Fund.
To help those in financial need, you can now donate to help your neighbors pay their electric bill.
These funds will be distributed through PEC’s Member Assistance Program, to provide bill assistance to members impacted by COVID-19.
“At PEC, we strongly believe in the power of community and have seen our members embrace the cooperative spirit,” said CEO Julie Parsley. “Making a voluntary donation is one way you can help other PEC members impacted by this virus. Together we’ll make a difference.”
At its April meeting, the PEC Board of Directors announced steps to help members affected by COVID-19 — including temporarily suspending disconnects for non-payment, and waiving late fees, collection fees, same day service fees, and deposits for eligible members who qualify for financial assistance.
To join PEC in helping its members impacted by COVID-19, donations can be placed through PEC’s SmartHub or PayPal. Members who donate through SmartHub will see their donation appear as a line item on their bill the following month.
Learn more about PEC’s efforts amid COVID-19 at pec.coop/covid-19-resources.