BECi Employees Donate Funds to Community Organizations
DERIDDER, La – In the season of giving, BECi employees generously donated monetary contributions through payroll deductions to benefit community organizations and spread Christmas cheer to local children and their families.
The total amount raised by BECi employees was $5,392. These funds were then matched through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program for a grand total of $9,392.
Through this fundraising effort, $2,971 was given to the Beauregard Parish Council on Aging and God’s Food Box, while $1,000 plus the purchase of $2,450 worth of toys were donated to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in DeRidder.
“This fundraising initiative is one of many ways our employees and our cooperative make a real difference in our community and have a positive impact on the lives of others,” says BECi spokesperson Danielle Tilley. “But this is one program that we really look forward to every year because it’s a great opportunity to spread the spirit of giving during the Christmas season and put a big smile on the faces of many children - and their parents - in our area. Our donation was even greater this year thanks to CoBank’s Sharing Success Program.”
CoBank is a leading financial service provider for agribusiness and rural power, water and communication businesses throughout the United States.
BECi is the distribution cooperative that serves the electric needs of more than 42,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in a 7-parish area of southwest and central Louisiana. To learn more about BECi, visit www.beci.org.
(CASA): BECi Vice President of Operations and Construction Scott Deshotel, CASA Advocate Facilitator Jessica Walter, CASA Lead Advocate Supervisor Rochelle McMahon, BECi Employees Ashley Mazilly, Melissa McMahon, Rhonda Power, Cassidy LeBleu, Melissa Barron, Teresa Davis and Tammie Cooley.
(Council on Aging): Beauregard Council on Aging Director Tina Tucker, Beauregard Council on Aging Assistant Director and Accountant Joy Lindsey, BECi Staking and Engineering Representative Mike Johnson and Leonard Thompson.
(God’s Food Box): BECi Communications Specialist Danielle Tilley, God’s Food Box Director Angela Mudd, BECi Consumer Services Representative Starla Morgan.