Charleston, S.C., Dec. 10, 2004 - For 250 needy families in the Lowcountry, the holiday season will be a little brighter this year, thanks to the generosity of SCE&G’s employees and retirees. SCE&G’s 22nd annual Employee Good Neighbor Fund Christmas Project provides bags of food and toys to local families just in time for Christmas.
Food baskets and toys will be assembled and distributed by employees, retirees and officers of SCE&G on Tuesday, Dec. 14, to 250 local needy families. The process of assembling the food baskets begins at 9 a.m. at SCE&G’s Southern Operations Center, 3691 Leeds Avenue in North Charleston. The baskets will be delivered to homes at approximately 10 a.m. that day.
"Our employees are committed to helping needy families in their communities," said Al Crewell, president of the SCE&G Employee Good Neighbor group. "The gratitude of the families who receive these gifts is overwhelming."
The Christmas project is the culmination of a year of ongoing activities sponsored by the SCE&G Employee Good Neighbor Fund. Each year, approximately 500 needy families and individuals in South Carolina benefit from the project; half of those are in the Lowcountry. Since 1983, nearly 9,000 baskets have been delivered.
Throughout the year, the SCE&G Good Neighbor Fund, which is funded by SCE&G and donations from the company’s employees and retirees, provides assistance to people in need.
SCE&G is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to over 550,000 customers in 24 counties in central, southern and southwestern South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 270,000 customers in 33 counties in the state. For more information, visit our website at www.sceg.com.